Library Curriculum Standards

Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

  • Recognize the need for information
  • Formulate questions based on information needs
  • Identify various potential sources of information
  • Develop and use successful strategies for locating information
  • Seek information from diverse sources

Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently

  • Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information
  • Distinguish among fact, point of view, and opinion
  • Identify inaccurate and misleading information
  • Select information appropriate to the problem or question                                                                                     

Standard 3: Use information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate collaboratively and productively as a member of a democratic society

  • Organize information for practical application
  • Integrate new information into own schema
  • Produce and communicate information and ideas in appropriate formats
  • Uses problem-solving techniques to devise strategies for improving process or product
  • Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources (including freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, copyright, and plagiarism)

Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursue knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth

  • Cultivate a love of reading and become a self-motivated reader
  • Develop a knowledge of genres and literary elements
  • Derive meaning from informational texts in various formats

Standard 5: Understand and practice Internet safety when using any electronic media for educational, social, or recreational purposes

  • Practice strategies that promote personal safety and protect online and offline reputation
  • Recognize that networked environments are public places governed by codes of ethical behavior
  • Practice positive digital citizenship
  • Distinguish website authority, validity, and purpose
  • Understand the need for protecting personal privacy when using public access to digital sources
  • Protect personal information and electronic devices in an online environment