Columbine Elementary

Columbine Library Mission

“The library supports the goals of the Columbine instructional program, including ensuring that staff and students are effective users of ideas and information. It will do this by collaborating to develop curiosity for learning and love of reading.”

Research Model

Columbine Library Search (Click to search catalog)

Rampart Range Public Library (search here)

Reference resources:

Username: wpsd2; password: panther

Good for at home use to begin finding information.

Starfall Resources

Early reading practice

ALA (American Library Association) Great web sites for kids…Like a phone book of good sites for kids…

Library Goals

1. Provide intellectual access to information through learning activities that are integrated into curriculum.

2. Provide physical access to information through:

a. Carefully selected and systematically

organized local collection of diverse resources.

b. A systematic procedure for acquiring

information and materials.

3. Provide learning experiences that encourages students to become discriminating consumers and creators of information.

4. Collaborate with and assist teachers in instructional and information technology.

5. Provide resources and activities that contribute to lifelong learning.

6. Function as the information center of the school.

7. Support intellectual freedom and access to information as a prerequisite to effective and responsible citizenship in a democracy.

Adapted from Chapter one, “The Vision” of Information Power: Building Partnerships for learning. Copyright 1998