Mission

The library/media programs for the Gadsden Independent School District enable students to acquire and use library skills and to experience and enjoy literature.

Goals  

The library/media program supports the educational aims of the District. Students, instructional staff, and administrators will have equal access to a current collection of materials that reflect the school's curriculum and depict the cultural diversity and pluralistic nature of American society.

  • Provide collections of instructional, reference, and recreational print and non print materials.
  • Teach library use skills in order that students become practiced, discriminating, independent users of libraries and materials.
  • Facilitate reading guidance to develop good reading habits and tastes.
  • Facilitate listening and viewing guidance to provide alternative learning experiences through audio-visual materials.
  • Encourage the development of lifelong habits of library use, including an enjoyment of reading and books.
  • Foster the development of critical thinking and study skills.
  • Foster an awareness of the American heritage, the cultural diversity and pluralistic nature of the American society.
  • Foster an awareness of the wider world.
  • Select books and other non-print materials to support the curriculum.