Library Media Center Mission Statement and Goals
The Media Center will develop student’s literary skills to enable them to become critical thinkers, and proficient researchers and ethical users of information.
Information is a commodity and used effectively is invaluable in making informed decisions. It is the goal of the Montgomery High School media center to develop the collection and train students and faculty to determine when information is needed, where to find it, evaluate it and use it. Our community will be introduced to internal sources as well as external sources, which include but not limited to public, academic and special libraries.
“Information and media literacy enables people to interpret and make informed judgments as users of information and media, as well as to become skillful creators and producers of information and media messages in their own right.
Information Literacy: A set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information.
The students in the Montgomery High School community will be able to do research utilizing both print and non-print materials. All ninth grade and upperclassmen new to the district will be into given an extensive orientation to help them become proficient information users. (Information literacy)
The collection will be developed to support the school’s curriculum. The resources will be selected to support all levels of learners.
All students will have access to the library media center through scheduled classes, study hall, lunch periods and after school on scheduled days.
Increase the collaborative effort between the media center and faculty/staff
Help the students to develop a love of literature by purchasing materials that will appeal to a diverse student body.
Work collaboratively with the faculty to help them become effective users of information