Library Media Services
We support school library media specialists and quality school library programs that foster the love of reading and the effective use of ideas and information by students and faculty.
Library Mission Statement
For information regarding library media services, please email Ruth Witter or call 850.983.5150, ext. 1308.
Ruth Witter, MLS
Why School Libraries Matter
More than 60 education and library research studies have produced clear evidence that school library programs staffed by qualified school librarians have a positive impact on student academic achievement.
American Library Association. The State of America’s Libraries 2019: A Report from the American Library Association. Kathy S. Rosa, ed. 2019.
The major themes supported by the research confirm that a credentialed school librarian, collaboration and co-teaching, technology access, and collection size all elevate student learning.
Scholastic. (2016). School libraries work! A compendium of research supporting the effectiveness of school libraries.
“School librarians have a profound impact on the development of all students. Every young person has a right to build a pathway to success–and that starts with a vibrant school library that is staffed by a professional school librarian.”
American Association of School Librarians. (2014). “School Libraries Transform Learning.”
In addition to the National School Library Standards, certified school librarians work with state and national standards across the curriculum to support rigorous learning experiences.
CPALMS is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions.
The ISTE Standards are a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments.
Library Media Services is located in the Doug A. Dillon Admin Center, Room 301.
Milton FL 32570
850.983.5150, ext. 1308