To be an exemplary library program that embodies both state and national library standards to produce discerning, information literate problem-solvers who are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
The mission of the Round Rock ISD Library Program is to collaborate with teachers and others to provide age-appropriate resources and meaningful learning experiences at point of need; to advocate reading improvement by fostering an interest in literature and reading; and to empower all students to become skillful consumers and producers of information and ideas.
- RRISD librarians will insure that all students become skillful consumers and producers of information.
- RRISD librarians will promote student and faculty interest in reading and literature appreciation.
- RRISD librarians will monitor and assess campus library media programs and student, staff, and parent satisfaction; analyze assessment results; and plan improvements to meet district, state, and national standards.
- RRISD librarians will further develop and maintain administrative support and understanding of the library media program and its goals.
Sources used to develop vision and goals:
Library Systems Perspective
The library program is not confined to a single facility or area within a school, but extends into all areas for the purpose of enhancing and implementing effective use of learning resources, media, and technology.
The library program provides the following:
- A commitment to link formal, school-based learning and independent, life-long learning by defining subject-matter knowledge and information literacy skills.
- Appropriate collections of resources and equipment for classroom instruction as well as individual use, with these collections organized for easy accessibility, optimum use, and efficient maintenance;
- Efficient and attractive working areas for students and faculty, and a supportive and pleasant environment;
- Effective management of library facilities and activities, which is flexible and based upon a continuing needs assessment and input from faculty, administrators, and students;
- Consultant services to teachers and staff to improve their use of library resources and facilities and their utilization of learning resources in the classroom;
- Individual and group instruction to students in the effective use of information problem solving skills, library resources, and facilities;
- Coordination of instructional resources and services from the district and regional levels;
- Information about current educational developments.