• IIAC: Library Materials and Supports


    The Board believes the responsibility of the school library is to:

    • Provide materials that enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interest, abilities, and maturity levels of the students served
    • Provide materials that stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards
    • Provide a background of information that enables students to make intelligent judgments in their daily lives
    • Provide materials on opposing sides of controversial issues so that young citizens may develop, under guidance, the practice of critical reading and thinking
    • Provide materials representative of the many religious, ethnic and cultural groups and their contributions to our American heritage
    • Place principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in the selection of materials of the highest quality to ensure a comprehensive collection appropriate for the users of the library
    • Be organized according to an appropriate library system and in a convenient manner


    To facilitate the role of the school library, the District operates the library as College, Career, and Community hubs staffed by a paraprofessional or coordinator. A certified library/media specialist supports each hub in material selection, operations, and partnerships. For example, the coordinator may work directly with families to conceive, develop, and execute a plan to address needs and desires in the areas of physical, mental, economic, and social well-being. In addition, the coordinator supports families in navigating the educational journeys of their students. Lastly, the library/media specialist will represent the hubs in the community by providing information on programs/services available to students and families; referring families to community resources; and fostering an ongoing partnership between the home, the school, and the community.

    The College, Career, and Community hubs equip families with the resources to reach their goals while assisting students to reach their academic benchmarks. The CCC hubs utilize a holistic and strength-based approach to goal attainment.

    Initial purchase suggestions for library materials may come from personnel and students. However, the librarian is responsible for evaluating and recommending all library materials in the school library and keeping materials up-to-date.

    Schools may accept gifts of library books in keeping with the above policy on selection and the Board’s policy on accepting gifts. The District handles complaints about library books according to board policy on complaints about the curriculum or instructional materials.


    • Adopted: September 6, 2001
    • Amended: March 29, 2022

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