ORANGE PREPARATORY ACADEMY
SCHOOL LIBRARY INFORMATION SKILLS CURRICULUM
LIBRARY EDUCATIONAL OUTCOME GOALS
EACH STUDENT WILL BE PROVIDED WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP BASIC SKILLS.
- Develop skills in oral and written language.
- Develop reading skills
- Develop ability to listen and observe effectively.
- Develop skills to think and reason logically.
- Develop ability to make sound decisions.
EACH STUDENT WILL BE PROVIDED OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN A GENERAL EDUCATION
- Develop ability to study.
- Acquire basic knowledge of language and literature.
- Develop ability to search out information.
- Develop ability to use reference materials and library equipment.
EACH STUDENT WILL BE PROVIDED OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP TO THE FULLEST PORENTIAL AND DEVELOP A DESIRE FOR LEARNING NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.
- Develop intellectual curiosity and eagerness for lifelong learning.
- Develop an understanding of how learning serves as a tool for personal development and achievement.
- Encourage the continuation of the learning process in the home.
EACH STUDENT WILL BE PROVIDED OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP PRIDE IN WORK AND FEELING OF SELF-WORTH.
- Develop a feeling of student pride in their work and achievements.
- Develop the students feeling of positive self-worth, security and self-assurance.
EACH STUDENT WILL BE PROVIDED OPPORTUNITIES TO PRACTICE AND UNDERSTAND THE IDEAS OF PHSICAL ACTIVITIES, HEALTH AND SAFETY.
- Be provided with a safe, comfortable and healthy environment in which to learn.
EACH STUDENT WILL BE PROVIDED OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN HOW TO RESPECT AND GET ALONG WITH PEOPLE.
- Develop and appreciation for, and an understanding of, other people and differences.
- Develop an awareness of the interdependence of people.
School library media center embodies the school’s philosophy of implementing, developing, learning, enhancing, promoting, critical thinking skills, lifetime learning, and the basics of information literacy, writing, and computation in all formats, including print, multimedia, and technology resources.
An effective library information skills program is an integral part of the total educational program, teaching students the basic processing skills necessary to connect them with information and ideas in all subject and interest areas. Development of these skills involves the collaborative efforts of certified librarians/ library media specialists, administrators, classroom teachers, technology coordinators, computer teachers, and students as active partners in the educational process, this reinforcing the value of literacy and life-long learning.
The mission of the library media center is to provide a facility and program which will empower the learner with the ability to access and process information and ideas, and to support the educational strategies of the school community.
The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished:
- By providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats.
- By providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas.
- By working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of the individual students.
This mission has been adopted from the American Library Association publication, Information Power: Guidelines for School and Library Media Programs.
The five important area consist of:
- Procedures, safety, and rules;
- Literature appreciation;
- Information access;
- Information evaluation; and
- Ethical use of resources and materials.
OPA Expectations of Library Behavior
- Respect the need for quiet and respond in a positive manner to requests from the library staff or other patrons.
- Treat library material, equipment, furniture, and building with care.
- Keep all food and beverage away from contact with library materials and computers.
When a library patron has violated these expectations, the library reserves the right to ask the patron to leave or to call security.