Amy Cockcroft, Executive Director
Dr. Loretta Faith Harris, Manager
Media Services Office:510 S. Palm Avenue Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737 352-253-6870
The goal of Lake County School Media Services unit is to ensure access to resources and materials to support high quality learning opportunities for all students. Collaborative efforts between Academic Services and Innovative Learning enhance and support 21st Century learning.
Media Specialists' Mission
The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished:
- By providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
- By providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; and
- By working with educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.
Ultimately, information literate people are those who have learned how to learn. They know how to learn because they know how knowledge is organized, how to find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand.
American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report. Chicago American Library Association, 1989.