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Library Vision and Values

Our Vision

The Academy ISD Libraries are essential interactive collaborative learning environments, ever evolving to provide equitable physical and virtual access to ideas, information, and learning tools for the entire school community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to nurture a culture of literacy and inquiry throughout the school community and ensure that students, teachers, administrators, and staff are effective users of ideas and information. We will accomplish this mission by:

 

Becoming an integral part of instructional teams.
Collaborating with teachers on curriculum design and delivery.
Maintaining a professionally developed collection of print and digital materials.
Assisting learners in locating resources that match their academic and personal interests.
Modeling and teaching information literacy and digital citizenship.

 

Our Core Values

 

Positive Environment - we are an essential, safe, and inviting center for teaching and learning.
Literacy - we support reading for learning and pleasure, essential skills for college and career readiness and for life.
Knowledge Access - we provide access to information for inquiry including the pursuit, creation, and sharing of knowledge, and support for both student and professional learning.
Information Literacy - we provide targeted instruction to efficiently locate, accurately evaluate, ethically use, and clearly communicate information in various formats.
Technology - we are a vital technology center, providing access to devices and online resources, supporting personalized learning, and teaching digital literacy including privacy, safety, etiquette, creative credit, cyberbullying, and creating a positive digital footprint.