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Philosophy

As the Marsing School District maintains, the purpose of education is to develop within its students the capacity to reason, to form decisions based on intelligent analysis, to communicate, and to live compassionately and productively with others.  In essence, the core of the school library media program is to shape life-long learners who are information literate, skilled at using the growing array of information available and can produce information in a variety of formats.

Student achievement is guided and measured by today’s learning standards.  Current learning theory is for students to use real-life learning methods to forge a deep-understanding, acceptance, and reason for learning and education.  Information literacy skills in the content areas enhance the logic or obvious reasoning for learning in the concrete actual application versus learning skills in the abstract or outside the content area.  A student-centered school library media program integrates American Association of School Librarian’s, a division of the American Library Association, “Standards for the 21st Century Learner” to the Idaho Achievement Standards and Common Core.

Certainly, a major part of student achievement is a strong school library media program with emphasis on teacher/collaborators, curricular/instructional partners, information specialists, and program administrators contributing and drawing from the entire learning community.

 

Mission Statement     

            The mission of the Marsing School District is to educate all students to lead productive, satisfying and responsible lives now and in the future.

The mission of the Marsing School District media programs is to assist students and teachers in instruction, research and reading opportunities.  The instruction and research process includes skills such as analysis, interpretation, evaluation, synthesis, reading, thinking speaking and listening.

 

The media centers will:

  • Provide materials to enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities and maturity levels of the students served.
  • Provide materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values and ethical standards.
  • Provide a background of information, which will enable students to make intelligent judgments in their daily life.
  • Provide materials on opposing sides of controversial issues so that students may develop under guidance the practice of critical reading and thinking.
  • Provide materials representative of the many religions, ethnic and cultural groups and their contributions to out American heritage.
  • Place principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in the quality of materials selected to insure a comprehensive collection appropriate for the users of the media centers.

MSD policy # 609.1         Materials Selection Policy with Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials form