Wausau School District Library Media Program Philosophy Statement
- The school library media program not only supports the school curriculum but also provides the means for exploration beyond the prescribed course of study. The school library media program provides a variety of resources and types of information. Materials are selected to meet a wide range of individual interests and learning styles. The library media center is a place where students can explore more fully school-related topics that interest them, learn more about personal interests, expand their imagination, and develop their ability to research and to think clearly, critically and creatively about information.
- The library media center provides a setting where students develop skills they will need as adults. They develop their ability to locate, analyze, interpret, evaluate and communicate information and ideas in an increasingly information-rich world. Students are encouraged to realize their potential as informed citizens who think critically and solve problems, to observe the rights and responsibilities relating to the generation and flow of information, as well as to appreciate the value of literature in an educated society.
- The school library media center is a symbol to students of the country’s most cherished freedom, the freedom of citizens to speak their mind and to hear the views of others.
- Adapted from the American Association of School Libraries (AASL )Position Statement on the role of the school library media program. Available online at: