Mission 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.
Library Science Themes Quarters 1 and 2 (2020-21) Please click on the link above to see a table of our themes and standards for the first two quarters for Grades 4-8. The Illinois Standards Aligned Instruction for Libraries (I-SAIL) as presented by the Illinois School Library Media Association includes five overlying standards:
Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently. Standard 3: Use information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate collaboratively and productively as a member of a democratic society. Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursue knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth. Standard 5: Understand and practice internet safety when using any electronic media for educational, social, or recreational purposes.