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Library Media Services

Effective school libraries make a powerful difference in student achievement and help to form the habit of reading and learning for a lifetime."  

"School librarians in collaboration with all content area teachers empower students to fully engage in our global, digital world."  

-Reference interviews
-Information literacy skills/21st Century Skills instruction
-Print resources skills instruction
-Electronic resources skills instruction
-Library orientation

"It is the mission of the school library to: Provide all learners a place for both a physical and a virtual learning environment."  

-Access to a variety of print sources (fiction, non-fiction, reference, biography, story collection, periodicals)
-Access to electronic resources
-Access to inter-library loan
-Access to computer labs
-Access to printers
-Access to collaborative study areas
-Access to audio/visual
-Access to educational technology equipment
"It is the mission of the school library to: Provide all learners access to a highly qualified professional for leadership in creating, promoting, and sustaining the program and the place." 

-Technology help-desk
-Suggested readings based on interest and reading level
-A/V maintenance
-Channel One
-Selection and acquisition of A/V, books, Accelerated Reader quizzes, and other resources
-Collaboration with the Sturgis Public Library
-Student email services
-Accelerated Reader services
-iTester/eMetrics services
-Minor textbook repair
(Source: SD School Library Guidelines & Standards 2010)