JES Media Center Goals
The JES Library/Media Center strives to be an inviting learning area where a full range of media, organized and administered by the Media Specialist, is accessible to students and staff. Its successful use requires continual support and communication between administrators, teachers, media personnel, students, and parents.
The media, including both print and non print formats, are selected for their unique characteristics and for the purpose of meeting curricular and non curricular needs. Production equipment and materials are available to students and staff as a vital part of the Library/Media Center. Centralized organization and distribution make media readily accessible.
A media program should be viewed as an extension and an integral part of the classroom instructional program. Jordan Elementary School adheres to the belief that Library/Media Centers must be professionally administered, and their purposeful use requires that the Center and its resources should be accessible throughout the school day. Only in such a Center can the Media Specialists and/or staff provide instruction, consultation, and immediate feedback, thereby serving as catalysts in the learning process. Students should be able to retrieve information, produce and communicate their findings and satisfy their recreational reading needs.
The Elementary Library/Media Program is an essential element of the total educational program, and it is the beginning of a process which allows students to become lifelong appreciators and critical users of media.
Elementary Library/Media Center
• Be efficient and effective life-long users of media and technology.
- understand where to go and how to find what is needed,
- be able to assess needs,
- be able to determine best methods to meet needs.
• Know basic operations, terminology and concepts of technological systems.
• Show respect for people, resources, equipment, and procedures.
• Be able to use both print and non print sources of information.
• Be able to use media/technology applications.
• Be able to access, process, produce and communicate information.
• Be receptive and adaptable to technological change.
• Be able to apply ethical and legal principles to information and technology.
• Recognize how media/technology shapes thoughts and opinions.