Mission Statement The mission statement of the Banks County Media Center is to develop lifelong readers and effective users of information. This mission is accomplished:
by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.
Philosophy The Banks County School System will…
provide a quality program through seeking cooperatively planned, instructional related unified media services that are developed at the school and system levels, accessible to teachers, staff, and students, and effectively managed by media professionals.
Goals The Banks County High School media program will use the goals as suggested by the American Association of School Librarians (1998). These goals are as follows:
To provide intellectual access to information through learning activities that are integrated into the curriculum and that help all students achieve information literacy by developing effective cognitive strategies for selecting, retrieving, analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing, creating, and communicating information in all formats and in all content areas of the curriculum.
To provide physical access to information will be provided through a carefully selected and systematically organized local collection of diverse learning resources that represent a wide range of subjects, levels of difficulty, and formats; and a systematic procedure for acquiring information and materials from outside the library media center and the school through such mechanisms as electronic networks, interlibrary loan, and cooperative agreements with other information agencies; and instruction in using a range of equipment for accessing local and remote information in any format.
To provide learning experiences that encourage students and others to become discriminating consumers and skilled creators of information through comprehensive instruction related to the full range of communications media and technology
To provide leadership, collaboration and assistance to teachers and others in applying principles of instruction design to the use of instructional and information technology for learning
To provide resources and activities that contribute to lifelong learning while accommodating a wide range of differences in teaching and learning styles, methods, interests, and capacities
To provide a program that functions as the information center of the school both through offering a locus for integrated and interdisciplinary learning activities within the school and through offering access to full range of information for learning beyond this locus
To provide resources and activities for learning that represent a diversity of experiences, opinions, and social and cultural perspectives and to support the concept that intellectual freedom and access to information are prerequisite to effective and responsible citizenship in a democracy.
Media Committee Members
CE Bray Angie Bowen Demi Holt Stacy Krumnow Jennifer Lehotsky Vickie Martin Heather Maxwell Kim Merck Jeff Ravencraft