Mission & Vision It is the goal of the Bateman School Library to be a place that creates lifelong learners, readers, and critical thinkers, a place that fosters a community of learning and literacy that leads to high academic achievement, as well as a place that supports collaboration throughout the school. In other words, the Bateman School Library especially focuses on the following four objectives:
to teach information literacy skills
to support the curriculum at each grade level
to provide access to resources to all students and staff
to promote reading
Philosophy A school library is essential for learning because it celebrates reading appreciation and provides equal access to information. In addition, a 21st century learner needs 21st century skills that a library science program provides. A library empowers and motivates learners by providing them with self-selected books to read for pleasure and assists in navigating various information technologies that would otherwise be an unsupervised digital playground.