The Holly Heights Library Media Center needs to be a place that is inviting to students and staff.  The LMC is a place where students and staff feel comfortable conducting research, studying, or reading for pleasure.  The LMC exists to support and enrich, through collaborative partnerships, the educational and developmental needs of the school community incorporating information literacy skills, content standards, and classroom curriculum.  The LMC ensures that students and staff are effective users of information and ideas and provides the skills necessary to become effective 21st. century learners.  


Members of the Holly Heights School community will be empowered with 21st. Century skills to be effective users, producers, and communicators of ideas and information.  The school community will gain an appreciation of literature and will become lifelong learners.


The mission of the Holly Heights Library Media Center is to “ensure that all students are effective users of ideas and information” (Empowering Learners: Guidelines 8).  It supports the district mission which reaffirms the objectives of the American Association of School Librarians and the Department of Audio-Visual Instruction and asserts that the responsibility of the school Media Center/Library is:

  • To provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, emphasizing information literacy skills, in collaboration with educators and students, taking into consideration the varied interests and maturity levels of the students served;
  • To provide materials in all formats that will promote reading and the appreciation of literature, stimulate growth in factual knowledge, Library/Media Center appreciation, aesthetic values and ethical standards;
  • To provide materials on opposing sides of controversial issues so that young citizens may develop the practice of critical analysis of all media;
  • To provide materials representative of the many religious, ethnic  and cultural groups and their contributions to our American Heritage;
  • To place principle above opinion and reason above prejudice in the selection of materials of the highest quality in order to ensure a comprehensive collection appropriate for the users of the Library/Media Center.
  • To provide instruction to students and assistance to educators to use, evaluate, and produce information and ideas using a broad range of appropriate tools, resources, and information technologies” (Empowering Learners: Guidelines 8).


Work Cited

Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs. Chicago: American Association of  School Librarians, 2009. Print.



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