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    Overview

    Library Services strives to promote the exploration of ideas, the power of information and the love of reading and learning.

    • Provide students and staff seamless access to the information resources they need, when and where they need them.
    • Build strong libraries in very school that foster life long readers and effective users of information

    Goals

    We provide the following services:

    • Maintain software and technical systems support for school libraries, district library resources and textbook management
    • Coordinate professional development for librarians on librarianship and technical systems
    • Provide discovery and access to books, media, and electronic resources through online catalog and databases
    • Provide support to libraries for organization of library spaces
    • Provide consultation on new and remodeled library design
    • Coordinate district standards for cataloging and processing of library materials
    • Protect district assets by maintainng a database of books and other library materials
    • Maintain and support district internet filter
    • Maintain and support access to online database resources
    • Provide access to professional and curriculum support materials for district staff through the Professional Library
    • Work with schools to track, reallocate and purchase instructional materials

    Current Initiatives

    • Textbook Manager
    • Global Reading Challenge
    • Dearborn Extreme Library Makeover with Target and Heart of America Foundation
    • Prepare libraries for common core