Welcome, welcome, welcome to the STMS Library! This is your library, Stingers!
So, please don't hesitate to ask for assistance when you're in the library. We're here to help you with whatever you need-looking for a book, printing in the Computer Lab, etc. Please remember though to bring the hall pass from your classroom (if not with a class) and sign in at the Front Check Out Desk. This is important so that we are accounting for where students are, at all times.
Thanks and we look forward to helping you, or even discussing great books with you!
Library Mission Statement
STMS Library Mission Statement:
The mission of our library media program is to ensure the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This is accomplished:
- by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in a variety of formats.
- by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas.
- by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.
Information Literacy Standards
The 9 Information Literacy Standards
The student who is information literate:
Standard 1: accesses information efficiently and effectively
Standard 2: evaluates information critically and competently.
Standard 3: uses information accurately and creatively.
The student who is an independent learner is information literate and:
Standard 4: pursues information related to personal interests.
Standard 5: appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
Standard 6: strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and
Standard 7: recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.
Standard 8: practices ethical behavior in regard to information technology.
Standard 9: participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.
(Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. American Association of School Librarians. ©1998.)
General Library Schedule:
Closures for Lunch:
Closed for 30 minutes, for either 7th or 8th grade lunch.
Or, closed between the two lunches
Call us first, to confirm that we're open: x8609