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Library

Welcome to the Kinston School Library!

 The library is open during regular school hours.

Students may visit with their classes or independently.

 

For answers to questions about  

Accelerated Reader  or to check out eBooks click on the links provided.

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Philosphy and Beliefs

 

The primary philosophy of the Coffee County School System Library Media Programs is to meet the information and reading needs of students and faculty.  In order to carry out this goal the library must first select and make accessible to students, faculty, and parents the best resources available to meet curriculum and individual needs.

 “Reading is a window to the world. Reading is a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment. The degree to which students can read and understand text in all formats and all contexts is a key indicator of success in school and in life. As a lifelong learning skill, reading goes beyond decoding and comprehension to interpretation and development of new understandings.”

 “Inquiry provides a framework for learning. To become independent learners, students must gain not only the skills but also the disposition to use those skills, along with an understanding of their own responsibilities and self-assessment strategies. Combined, these four elements build a learner who can thrive in a complex information environment.”

 “Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught. In this increasingly global world of information, students must be taught to seek diverse perspectives, gather and use information ethically, and use social tools responsibly and safely.”

 “Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs. Today’s students need to develop information skills that will enable them to use technology as an important tool for learning, both now and in the future.”

 “Equitable access is a key component for education. All children deserve equitable access to books and reading, to information, and to information technology in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.”

 This information was adopted from the AASL 21st Century Learning Standards for Library Media.

Philosophy & Beliefs

 

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Goals and Objectives

 

Library Media Specialists

  1. To have knowledge of the curriculum taught at each grade level so relevant resources can be selected.

 

  1. To provide an effective teaching and learning center that is an extension of the classroom for teachers and students.

 

  1. To encourage teachers to discuss curriculum objectives and suggest resource needs to implement the curriculum.

 

  1. To inform teachers and students of new materials as received.

 

  1. To cooperatively plan with teachers for the integration of information skills into each area of the curriculum.

 

  1. To encourage a love of reading, the appreciation of literature, and the continuing use of libraries for pleasure reading and lifelong learning.

 

     7.To assume responsibility for orientation of all students to the policies and

       procedures of the media center.

 

  1. To maintain adequate policies and procedures to assure both intellectual access to current information and ideas in all formats, including emerging information and instructional technologies.

 

  1. To provide or assist in the preparation and presentation of learning experiences which enable students to acquire information skills necessary to be lifelong learners.

 

  1. To maintain and manage the records, collection, equipment, and facility in accordance with state and local guidelines.

 

Students

Our student learners use skills, resources, and tools…

1.    To inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

 

2.    To draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

 

3.    To share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.

 

4.    To pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

 

 

This information was adopted from the AASL 21st Century Learning Standards for Library Media.