The mission of the K-12 Library Services Department is to ensure that students are effective users and producers of information and ideas to prepare them for college and careers.
- Increase effective library instruction, focusing on inquiry learning, that meets the Nevada Academic Content Standards: K-12 Library Standards for Information Literacy and other content area standards.
- Increase the efficient use of educational technology integration to support inquiry learning in the school library program.
- Increase active collaboration between teacher-librarians, teachers, and administrators in order to meet the needs of the students and the goals of the school and District.
Nevada Educator Performance Framework (NEPF) for Teacher-Librarians
The NEPF for Teacher-Librarians went into full implementation for elementary school, middle school, and high school teacher-librarians starting in the 2018-2019 school year. Resources and tools, including the Instructional Practice and Professional Responsibilities rubrics, are available at the Nevada Department of Education Web site.
School Library Program
The school library program supports all areas of the curriculum by providing students and staff access to information through the use of technology and resources. Through inquiry learning, students are taught to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize and report on information and ideas. The school library program emphasizes collaborative planning between teacher-librarians, teachers, and administrators to provide instruction, relevant collections, and integrated learning opportunities.
Teacher-Librarians: Information Literacy Experts
Teacher-librarians facilitate student learning in the critical analysis and use of information and ideas.
The K-12 Library Services Department provides professional learning and support to ensure teacher-librarians and schools as a whole have the tools they need to provide information literacy instruction and inquiry learning instruction in order to make students effective users and producers of information and ideas.