• Library Curriculum Standards

    Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

    • Recognize the need for information
    • Formulate questions based on information needs
    • Identify various potential sources of information
    • Develop and use successful strategies for locating information
    • Seek information from diverse sources

    Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently

    • Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information
    • Distinguish among fact, point of view, and opinion
    • Identify inaccurate and misleading information
    • Select information appropriate to the problem or question                                                                                 

    Standard 3: Use information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate collaboratively and productively as a member of a democratic society

    • Organize information for practical application
    • Integrate new information into own schema
    • Produce and communicate information and ideas in appropriate formats
    • Uses problem-solving techniques to devise strategies for improving process or product
    • Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources (including freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, copyright, and plagiarism)

    Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursue knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth

    • Cultivate a love of reading and become a self-motivated reader
    • Develop a knowledge of genres and literary elements
    • Derive meaning from informational texts in various formats

    Standard 5: Understand and practice Internet safety when using any electronic media for educational, social, or recreational purposes

    • Practice strategies that promote personal safety and protect online and offline reputation
    • Recognize that networked environments are public places governed by codes of ethical behavior
    • Practice positive digital citizenship
    • Distinguish website authority, validity, and purpose
    • Understand the need for protecting personal privacy when using public access to digital sources
    • Protect personal information and electronic devices in an online environment