West Middle School Library Mission

Library Media Center Mission Statement

In support of the DeSoto ISD mission, the Library Media Center’s mission is to help each student excel and achieve maximum potential by creating a 21st century learning environment, fostering a love of reading, and promoting the effective use of information and communications technology.

Through collaboration, the library media faculty partners with the larger DeSoto ISD community to empower students in becoming lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and industrious problem solvers.

 Our Goals: 

To articulate and coordinate with classroom teachers to effectively use available resources for instruction

To provide a collection appropriate for users of materials by placing principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in the selection of quality materials

To provide a variety of materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interest, abilities and maturity levels of the learners served

To provide a planned program which will create in learners an interest in books and other types of media and to broaden this interest through service and guidance in a pleasant atmosphere

To provide materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards

To serve as a working laboratory for the investigation of classroom topics, the satisfaction of intellectual curiosity, the needs of study and research, and the development of library skills

To provide information which will encourage and enable learners to think independently and develop intellectual integrity in forming judgments in their daily lives

To support the principles of intellectual freedom as expressed in the Library Bill of Rights of the American Library Association

Our Objectives:

All objectives of the library resource curriculum are student based and support the DISD Mission Statement and the Library Media Center’s Philosophy and Goals.  The objectives that are detailed within the library curriculum stem directly from the library standards and instructional essential elements which support the classroom and library skills.