Library Media Centers
Library Media/Information Literacy Philosophy
Each school's Library Media Center is an integral part of every student's education. It is with the help of the Library Media Center that students will learn to love literature and become intellectually curious. In addition, students will develop skills to become ethical and effective consumers and producers of information and ideas through existing and emerging technologies.
The free acquisition and application of knowledge are fundamental to the development of the individual in a democratic society. Thus, the library will advocate for intellectual freedom at all times. An open environment in the library will encourage students and staff to come throughout the day to access information, exchange ideas and read for pleasure. Instructionally, the library media specialist and classroom teacher will collaborate to teach strategies for problem solving through gathering, organizing, synthesizing, presenting and citing information.
It is the mission of the Lewistown School District library media centers to ensure that all students are able to effectively use libraries to meet their information, research and recreational reading needs. A library program should also network with the resources of the larger community-both material and human-in order to also make these resources available to students and faculty.