In partnership with teachers, the Montgomery Library Program provides equitable access to all forms of information and empowers students to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information, and producers of ideas in a global society.
We believe the following Core Concepts to be essential for a successful Library Program
We are always learning in order to better meet the needs of our students and teachers. We strive to create and maintain a welcoming atmosphere, user-friendly space, diverse collection, and informed staff.
We teach students how to select, search, locate, use, evaluate, and interpret various resources for their research needs.
We partner with teachers as collaboration is fundamental to teaching students information literacy skills, critical thinking, and ethical use of resources.
We advocate freedom of choice.
We promote and encourage students to read, view, and listen for understanding and enjoyment in an environment that supports a passion for reading for pleasure and lifelong learning.
We combine our unique skills to form a cohesive unit.
We challenge students to go beyond facts and figures and ask essential questions about why or how something is significant. Inquiry provides a framework for learning.
We guide students to legally, effectively, and efficiently use the technology tools and other resources available to them to conduct research and create product.
We provide students with various technology tools appropriate for their intellectual development and needs.