• Library Media Services Mission

    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.