The purpose of the high school library's information literacy program is to provide instruction in the use of information resources and develop students' research skills to prepare them to stay informed in a rapidly changing world. The role of the teacher-librarian is to develop, administer and manage the library's programs and facilities, and to provide instruction in information literacy skills and technologies. GUIDING IDEAS: If we believe that the purpose of the school library's information literacy program is to provide instruction in research skills and technologies to prepare students to stay informed in a rapidly changing world, then we must * Provide remote or physical access to materials in a variety of formats * Provide instruction for all members of the high school learning community to foster competency and stimulate interest in accessing, understanding and authenticating information in order to become effective users of ideas and information *Work collaboratively with other educators to design learning strategies that provide for differentiated learning and sharing of information *Develop and provide instructional opportunities on information technologies with all members of the learning community at the high school *Provide information and instruction on copyright laws, intellectual property and plagiarism GOALS: Recognizing that information from web resources favors lateral rather than linear thinking (Stripling, 2010), the library will seek to promote information literacy through the use of traditional and electronic formats, databases, audio and visual materials. To prepare students to be college and career ready, the library will provide students with a broad range of content across genres, cultures and centuries. Students will be encouraged to obtain multiple perspectives and present learning through a variety of formats; the teacher-librarian will incorporate elements of the Common Core and the Information Fluency Continuum in interdisciplinary lessons in the library that promote critical thinking.
Stripling, Barbara. "Teaching Students to Think in the Digital Environment: Digital Literacy and Digital Inquiry." School Library Monthly 26.8 (2010): 16-19. OmniFile Full Text Select. Web. 11 Oct. 2010.