Mission: The mission of the United ISD‘s school libraries is for its students to reflect the diversity of groups in becoming effective global learners and users of today’s information resources in its varied formats. The Clark Elementary Library promotes literacy in all its formats creating a “student centered library media program that is based on three central ideas: collaboration, leadership, and technology”. The library will serve its community by enabling students to achieve their potential and fully participate in society as active information users and lifelong learners. The library program will foster creativity by allowing its users to produce new information and create products and presentations that communicate ideas effectively, efficiently and ethically. By supporting the school curriculum of United Independent School District, the Clark Elementary library will provide a thriving learning environment that stimulates the intellect through scholarly observations that spark creativity.
Goals: The library media program will provide a framework of tbe Library’s goals needed to ensure that all UISD 21st-century learners are effective users of information. Active and dynamic users will be able to access information and literature, evaluate, and synthesize information, produce critical and creative works in an efficient effective and ethical manner.
All students at the Clark Elementary Library are expected to follow the PAWS way:
· Practice Respect by reading silently while waiting.
· Act responsibly by taking care of books and returning them when one is finished reading.
· Work smarter by reading to achieve through Accelerated Reader personal goals. Use shelf markers and place books in their proper location.
· Stay safe by asking for assistance if books are out of reach, and keep hands, feet, and objects to oneself.