West Hartford Public Schools 2016-2017
Library Media Services Department Development Plan
Advance achievement for all students and reduce disparity between and among groups.
Continue editing and revising the library media curriculum to address the learning needs of all students.
Monitor student progress using common assessments.
Leverage the PreK-12 vertical team to ensure vertical articulation of the curriculum.
Provide forums for sharing resources, program ideas, instructional strategies and lesson plans.
Nurture the intellectual, physical and emotional well-being of students and create a safe and respectful learning community where all students are held to high expectations.
Provide equity of access to library resources that reflect the diversity of our schools and address the learning needs of students by providing materials in a variety of formats and reading levels as well as technology tools and strategies to access digital resources.
Support the exploration of moving from traditional library facilities to the Learning Commons model (including genre-fying collections) to create user-centered spaces designed to foster collaborative and independent active learning by providing the technology, resources and services that engage students and staff in the learning process.
Develop and curate a positive, productive digital footprint at the elementary level through continuous review of the digital citizenship lessons.
- Continue to partner with community organizations to provide quality programs for students, families and teachers.
Attract, retain and develop high quality staff by providing professional development resources and appropriate learning environments.
Continue to solicit input and feedback from library media specialists to design needs-based professional learning experiences and provide opportunities for staff to share their expertise and support each other.
Provide leadership opportunities for library media specialists.
Recognize the accomplishments of library media specialists and celebrate special events involving the library media program.
Provide library media specialists with resources that support their work and professional learning.
Advocate for the library media program.