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2021 (P) - Library Information and Technology Programs

BOARD POLICY No. 2021

LIBRARY INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

The purpose of the Walla Walla School District library information and technology programs is to support student mastery of the essential academic learning requirements and state standards in all subject areas.  The programs will provide a broad, flexible array of services, resources and instruction.

The Teacher-Librarian, through the library information and technology programs, will collaborate as an instructional partner and information specialist to help all students meet the content goals in all subject areas and to assist high school students in completing their High School and Beyond Plans.

Additionally, the Teacher-Librarian’s duties may include, but are not limited to, integrating information and technology into curriculum and instruction; providing instruction to students and staff regarding use of emerging learning technology; providing instruction to students as to appropriate use of computers, mobile devices and navigating systems at school; helping teachers and staff access and use information ethically; instructing students in digital citizenship and information literacy; promoting a culture of reading within the school community; and providing individual support and guidance for students. 

The superintendent will establish procedures for the selection of materials. Citizens who wish to express a concern about specific material included in the collection may do so according to the procedures outlined in Procedure 2021P, with the understanding that the criteria and rationale for reconsideration of library resources differs from the criteria and rationale for reconsideration of classroom/curricular instructional materials.

Library Media Centers will be used to support and extend the classroom program of instruction.  Each center shall be provided with a collection of print and non-print materials, instructional equipment and other learning resource materials to meet the unique needs of the students. Print and non‑print materials, audio-visual equip­ment and supplies, and other instructional aids will be catalogued in a manner that will enable such materials, equipment, and supplies to be accessible to students and teachers throughout the school year. Each center will be appropriately staffed to assist teachers and students in the use of the collection as well as in the production of teacher and/or student developed materials. Library Media Center staff will assist students and teachers in securing materials from other sources.

Cross References:

Board Policy 2020      Course Design, Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials

Board Policy 2020P    Procedure - Course Design, Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials

Legal References:
RCW 28A.320.230     Instructional Materials — Instructional materials committee

RCW 28A.320.240     School Library Media Programs — Stocking of libraries — Teacher - Librarians

WAC 392-204-           005, 009, 020, 025, 055 Library Media Centers:

WAC 392-204-005     Purpose and authority

WAC 392-204-009     Definitions

WAC 392-204-020     School library media program

WAC 392-204-025     Services

WAC 392-204-055     Other sources

Adopted:  July 16, 2002

Revised:  November 21, 2017

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