The school library media programs of Hartford Public Schools facilitate opportunities for students and faculty to become lifelong learners who thrive in complex learning environments.  Through instructional strategies designed to infuse inquiry and technology as tools for learning, students will develop skills to interpret and develop new understandings, seek diverse perspectives, create new knowledge, and grow as ethical, digital citizens.   Through equitable access to reading and information resources, the school library media programs promote lifelong learning in a safe environment conducive to learning.



Library Media Department Goals

  1. Design and facilitate authentic, real-world learning opportunities that:
    1. align to curriculum standards;
    2. emphasize multiple literacies (including digital, audio, visual, textual, and technological) as crucial skills needed in a global society;
    3. require critical thinking and critical acquisition of information; and
    4. incorporate development of ideas in a collaborative and connected environment.
  2. Provide equitable physical and virtual access to credible resources and contemporary tools required to facilitate future learning.
  3. Lead by example as instructional partners and information specialists to engage and empower faculty to meet the diverse needs of students (diversity of experiences, opinions, social and cultural perspectives).
  4. Promote professional learning of faculty to facilitate an evolving school culture of access, use, and evaluation of information and social learning.
  5. Facilitate growth and transformation of the library media program as an innovative center of learning.
  6. Model and expect ethical use of information as a citizen in a global society.




Curriculum Strands


Research and Creative Inquiry
Organization of Information
Literary Appreciation & Lifelong Learning
Ethics & Digital Citizenship