The mission of the library media program in Edmond Public Schools is to enable students to become independent, lifelong learners in a rapidly changing technological and culturally diverse society. To accomplish this mission the library media specialists and classroom teacher work cooperatively to teach students how to locate, select, evaluate, interpret, organize, and communicate this information relevant to Edmond’s educational curriculum goals.
The library media program is vital in the promotion of literacy by placing a strong emphasis on reading for pleasure as well as for information. A partnership is essential to the accomplishment of this mission. Administrators, library media specialists, classroom teachers, students and parents are the partners in the shared goal providing successful learning experiences for all students.
The separate but overlapping roles of the library media specialist as a teacher, information specialist and instructional consultant ensure that the library media program is an integral part of the instructional program of the school.