The Arlington Heights School District 25 Library Media Program is integral to high academic achievement, fostering a culture of literacy and learning. Through an integrated and collaborative program, school library media specialists provide a framework for learning in the 21st Century, ensuring that students and staff are effective users and producers of ideas and information.
The Library Media Center is the information hub of the school. The collection is current, contains a variety of formats, meets student and curricular needs, provides access to diverse points of view and supports recreational reading. The Library Media Center is arranged for flexible use by large groups, small groups, and individuals for reading activities, technology, and instruction.
The AHSD 25 Library Media Program provides students and staff with instruction, resources, and equitable access to ideas and information. The School Library Media Program realizes the vision by providing the following:
- a certified library and information/media specialist and LMC teaching assistant
- an instructional program designed through collaboration with teachers and integrated into all curricular areas
- information fluency skills that are fully integrated into the curriculum and promote the ethical use of information
- an inquiry research experience for problem-solving, decision-making and construction of new knowledge
- updated diverse collections of resources, in various formats, that support the curriculum
- current instructional and information technologies that enhance learning for students and teachers
- a culture that fosters an appreciation of literature and promotes lifelong independent reading
- equitable and timely access to resources and delivery of services
- instruction in the skills needed to live in and contribute to a global community
- facilities that are conducive to learning
- partnerships with parents and community.
Our Library Media Centers (LMC) utilize Arlington Heights School District 25 LMC Standards. This is a thoughtful blending of selected American Association of School Librarians (AASL) benchmarks, National Educational Technology Standards (NET-S), and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards.
Students in District 25 benefit from our robust Library Media Centers, which blend a traditional library with opportunities to engage in online digital experiences. Each school has a specially trained LMC Director who collaborates with classroom teachers and colleagues for the purpose of integrating critical thinking skills, information literacy, and technology skills into the grade level curriculum. Students in District 25 benefit from the vast collection of resources our Library Media Centers house. Schedules are established with each classroom to best support grade level goals.