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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Offices

Administrative offices for the West Hartford Public Schools are located in the Town Hall building at 50 South Main Street. 

Roles of the Library Media Specialist



Leader

• Communicates the mission of an innovative and effective school library

• Promotes the profession by active  participation in professional organizations and learning communities

• Seeks opportunities for professional growth through continuous inquiry  

• Develops and provides professional development at the school/district level

• Serves on school/district committees

• Supports  literacy across the curriculum

• Promotes technology integration



Program Administrator

• Plans, executes and evaluates the library media program aligned with district and department goals

• Develops and manages the budget

• Manages a continuously updated collection by weeding and selecting materials that support the curriculum to meet the needs of diverse populations

• Supervises support staff and volunteers

• Manages the online catalog, circulation system, digital tools, and information databases

• Manages the organization of the facility and the daily operations of the library

• Initiates community outreach programs (i.e. author visits, book fairs, summer reading)

• Manages the resource catalog of technology equipment



Instructional Partner

• Participates in curriculum, design, implementation and assessment

• Collaborates with teachers to develop meaningful learning tasks

• Recommends resources and technology for integration with instructional units

• Relates library media program goals and objectives to classroom curriculum needs

• Develops and provides professional resources for staff and parents



Information Specialist

• Curates, evaluates and selects resources to support curriculum

• Provides assistance in selecting and locating materials appropriate to an individual’s needs

• Teaches and provides guidance in the use of information and technology

• Promotes legal, ethical and responsible use of information and technology

• Serves as the research expert for teachers and administrators



Teacher

• Delivers instruction to students in meaningful information problem-solving strategies

• Promotes reading through reading innovative programming and reader’s advisory

• Instructs students and staff in analog and digital search strategies

• Designs and implements formative and summative assessements of student learning

• Teaches students and staff evaluation and navigation skills for the ever-changing online landscape

• Provides orientation for students and staff concerning the facility, resources and services available


 

 

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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