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Library Program Mission

"The mission of every Illinois school library program is to collaborate with other members of the school and global communities, empowering students with the essential skills for using ideas and information effectively and enabling them to become lifelong learners."[1]
As Mather librarians, our goal is to equip students to become "critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information."[2]
  1. The Illinois School Library Media Association. Linking for Learning: The Illinois School Library Media Program Guidelines. 3rd ed. Canton, IL, 2010. Print.
  2. American Association of School Librarians, Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (Chicago: AASL, 2009), 8.