As 112 librarians go through their daily life of planning meaningful lessons, supporting teachers and students with their information needs, talking about books, bringing in authors, checking in books, shelving books, and training volunteers there are overriding beliefs that we hold in our minds and that can be pinpointed with the scope of our school year. We keep the 112 mission and our own library vision at the forefront of our lesson planning.
- All curricular programs should have access to grade-level, quality reading material essential for student learning and achievement.
- Access to a Library Media Center promotes a life-long love of reading.
- Library Media Centers should maintain a collection of current books and media
- The Library Media Center is the core of the school and should maintain open communication with teachers, staff, students and community.
- Technology is an integral part of students' daily lives and their future success.
- A partnership with teachers and parents will ensure that the curricular needs of all students are supported
- Library Media Centers should be student-friendly with an inviting atmosphere that will inspire students to read.
- Library Media Centers should be staffed with a full-time certified library media specialist, a full-time library teaching assistant, and additional staffing based upon population and need.
- Our patron base includes students, their parents, staff, and volunteers working with our children in school.
- Librarians and Library Media Centers help students and teachers connect with information and ideas that promote thoughtful inquiry and problem-based learning opportunities.
- Equitable program funding should be based upon populations and available to all Library Media Centers.
- Bringing professionals in from the global community enriches students' education by giving them an authentic connection to the world around.