Collection development focuses on how the library collection of resources matches the user needs defined in the mission and vision statements. It prioritizes subjects and formats for development and defines selection criteria.
Information literacy skills are obtained by an ongoing process. Necessary competencies include the ability to search, locate, compare, evaluate, and use information. Advanced skills include the scholarly presentation of work with appropriate citation and formatting.
An ability to adapt to modern learning technologies will prepare students for future professional settings. Emerging media technologies are essential for communicating and sharing knowledge. These tools are learned best when incorporated into concrete class projects.
Improvements in library services and resources can only be enjoyed when users are familiar with them. School libraries function best with the support of a knowledgeable and engaged faculty, staff, and student body. Get them on your side by ensuring that they are aware of and use library services and resources.