Ridgway Middle/High School Library
Mission, Philosophy, and Vision


Mission:
The mission of the Ridgway High School Library is to provide opportunities that foster growth and promote success and achievement through information literacy.
Philosophy:
The school library media center is an essential partner in promoting information literacy, reading for pleasure, and a life long love of learning. The library supports the RASD board goals by assisting students in receiving comprehensive literacy skills and supporting them in becoming creative problem solvers through information literacy.
Students benefit from up to date technology resources that are readily available and promoted through teacher-librarian collaboration. The library media center allows for teacher and student recommendations and data in order to support the school curriculum and capture student interest. The data and recommendations are taken into consideration in order to offer a wide selection of materials that fit the needs of ALL and align with the common core curriculum standards. A welcoming environment and flexible schedule encourages students to visit the library regularly for assistance, support, reading for pleasure, conducting research, and completing assignments. The intertwining of up to date technology, collaboration, student and teacher input, vast material selection, and welcoming environment support the mission to foster growth and promote success through information literacy.
Vision:
  • The school library will stay up to date with current technology and online resources.
  • The school library will provide access and training of current technology resources to faculty and students.
  • The school library will teach and promote the ethical use of information.
  • The school library will teach and promote information literacy.
  • The school library will offer a vast selection of materials that support the curriculum and capture student interest.
  • The school library will provide a flexible schedule that allows for frequent student and whole class visits.
  • The school librarian will strive to promote teacher librarian collaboration.
  • The school library will foster a life long love of learning and reading for pleasure.