The mission of the School Library Program is to bring together all staff and students in encouraging a lifelong love of reading, building information literacy skills, nurturing research and inquiry, and sparking creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking.
The Jeffrey Trail School Library Program is the heart of the school, where
- students conduct research, find reading materials, and use technology for learning, providing them with a solid foundation of information technology skills, digital citizenship, authentic learning experiences, and a love of reading
- teachers use the library and all its resources to build a curriculum that encourages student choice, inquiry, effective technology use, and collaboration
- In the 21st century, the most important thing students should learn is how to access, evaluate, use, and synthesize information.
- The library should be central to any 21st century curricular program
- Students have the right to see themselves reflected in their schools, communities, and library
- Multiple literacies must be taught in context
- Reading is the best thing a student can do for themselves
- The library fosters students' individual interests, creative pursuits, and intellectual risk-taking
- Giving students choices empowers their learning
- What students say and think matters