I have been a librarian for 24 years. I received my Masters degree in Library Science from Wayne State University. I am currently finishing my doctorate from North Central University. I believe that every child is capable of learning. I am excited about providing a stimulating and fun library experience.
The Pine Ridge library media center is the intellectual heartbeat of the school. We provide a nurturing and supportive environment of print and electronic resources. We provide various forms of instruction and support to help our school community achieve the standards outlined in the American Association of School Librarians:
• Reading is a window to the world.
Reading is a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment. The degree to which students can read and understand text in all formats (e.g., picture, video, print) and all contexts is a key indicator of success in school and in life. As a lifelong learning skill, reading goes beyond decoding and comprehension to interpretation and development of new understandings.
• Inquiry provides a framework for learning.
The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills that will enable them to learn on their own. The amount of information available to our learners necessitates that each individual acquire the skills to select, evaluate, and use information appropriately and effectively.
• Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught.
• Technology skills are crucial for future employment and learning needs.
• School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills.
School libraries provide equitable physical and intellectual access to the resources and tools required for learning in a warm, stimulating, and safe environment. School librarians collaborate with others to provide instruction, learning strategies, and practice in using the essential learning skills needed in the 21st century
This material is paraphrased from Standards for the 21st Century Learner.
Destiny is the library media catalog providing information and resources for students, parents and teachers.