About the Media Center
“To empower students and staff to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information" from Empowering Learners American Association of School Librarians.
What We Teach
Richmond Public School librarians teach the Standards for The 21st-Century Learner as outlined by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). In practice this means that we are teaching our learners to:
1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
Information about the skills, dispositions in action, responsibilities, and self- assessment strategies.
To assist students in the development of critical thinking skills necessary to retrieve, analyze, and utilize information.
To be an integral part of the instructional program.
To expand oral, visual, written, and technological literacy.
To provide a variety of resources that supports the instructional programs of a diverse population.
To promote the pursuit of reading for enjoyment.
Policies for Students
- Students visit the library once a week for library class.
- Library books are due one week after the date of check out, but students have the option to renew in order to keep books for a longer time period.
- Students with overdue materials will not be able to borrow additional items until the overdue item is returned or paid for.
- No food or drink is allowed in the media center.
- No late fees are charged if books are returned after their due date.
- Students are responsible for the cost of replacing lost books.