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Mission & Vision

Vision Statement

The ICCSD school library program empowers students to be curious, passionate, respectful learners who explore, connect, evaluate, and create.

Adopted: June 2019

Mission Statement*

The best schools have library programs that engage their entire school communities to elevate learning experiences for all. 

ICCSD Teacher Librarians are strategically positioned to: 

  • teach students and staff to think critically and independently to construct new understanding and insights from varied information sources.
  • lead and embrace the integration of technology to enhance learning.
  • connect communities of learners in virtual and physical spaces.
  • collaborate with the school community to design and enact rigorous learning experiences and participate as positive digital citizens.
  • maximize access to quality print and digital resources.
  • champion and support the reading life of every student.
  • nurture curiosity to develop a lifelong passion for learning.

*Adapted from the Vision for Iowa’s School Libraries, Iowa Department of Education

Adopted: June 2019

Belief Statements

We believe that...

  • lifelong learning is the ultimate goal for students in our society, and the school library program is vital to creating independent, informed, responsible learners.
  • all children have the right to equitable access to literature, information, and information technologies.
  • the diverse needs and learning styles of students require differentiation in learning resources and instruction.
  • the teacher librarian is an instructional leader in the school with expertise in resources, technology, and literature.
  • the teacher librarian works in collaboration with teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents to provide learning experiences that promote student achievement.
  • the library program promotes critical thinking, engagement with information in all its forms, and the responsible use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
  • the library program fosters and supports the development of literacy and reading for enjoyment and for information.
  • the library curriculum promotes inquiry learning through information literacy instruction that enhances and reinforces classroom content and instruction.
  • the library program cultivates connections with the larger learning community by providing students access to learning resources and activities beyond classroom and school walls.
  • a rich and abundant collection of resources in many formats is essential to meet the teaching and learning needs of the school curriculum and to reflect diversity and principles of intellectual freedom.

Adopted: June 2019