ICCSD Library Catalog
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The mission of the library
program in the Iowa City Community School District is to provide an engaging,
dynamic instructional program that equips students with life-long learning
skills, delivered in an environment that optimizes services to support and
enhance teaching, learning and literacy.
We believe that
life-long learning is the ultimate goal of
schools in our society, and that the library program is vital to creating
independent, informed, responsible learners.
the teacher librarian is an instructional
leader in the school with expertise in resources, technology and literature.
the teacher librarian works in collaboration
with teachers, administrators, support staff and parents to provide learning
experiences that promote student achievement.
the library program promotes critical
thinking, engagement with information in all its forms and the responsible
use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
the library program fosters and supports the
development of literacy and reading for enjoyment and for information
the library curriculum promotes inquiry
learning through information literacy instruction that enhances and
reinforces classroom content and instruction.
the library program cultivates connections
with the larger learning community by providing students access to learning
resources and activities beyond classroom and school walls.
all children have the right to equal access to
literature, information and information technologies.
the diverse needs and learning styles of
students require differentiation in learning resources and instruction.
a rich and abundant collection of resources in
many formats is essential to meet the teaching and learning needs of the
school curriculum, and to reflect diversity and intellectual freedom
It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District
not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national
origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
veteran status, disability, or socioeconomic status in its educational
programs, activities, or employment practices. If you believe you have (or
your child has) been discriminated against or treated unjustly at school,
please contact the Equity Director, Ross Wilburn, at 509 S. Dubuque Street,
This page was last updated on
January 23, 2013.