Library Media Services and its units will support the mission of the District by:

  • Embrace and facilitate change by aligning Library Media Services goals and services with the mission and goals of the Teaching and Learning Division
  • Collaborate and cooperate with all district departments, with neighboring districts, and institutes of higher learning
  • Support state and national standards and be an advocate for librarianship, and the rights of readers
  • Identify qualified professional Library Media Specialists and provide administrative support for principals and librarians
  • Empower and develop library leaders by encouraging their professional growth through reinforcing the use of technology, professional development training, and information sharing
  • Support the libraries' successful implementation of the Dallas Collaborative Model and Curriculum Central
  • Provide quality curriculum products
  • Support the students' right to free selection of materials and promote programs that encourage recreational reading
  • Provide an online policies and procedures handbook for librarians
  • Provide input and consultation into the successful building and/or renovation of libraries through collaboration with internal departments, the community and other governmental entities
  • Interpret Board policy, and recommend policy changes
  • Keep the Teaching and Learning Division abreast of new developments in the field of librarianship, technology, and education
  • Be fiscally responsible and explore additional funding sources
  • Maintain productive relationships with district vendors
  • Develop safe and secure learning environments
  • Embrace the Dallas ISD code of ethics and other professional ethical codes