The mission of the Timonium Elementary School Library is to ensure that members of our learning community - students, teachers, parents and support staff – are effective gatherers and users of information. 

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It is our hope that in doing so we will encourage the development of:

·  Children who are lifelong learners and

·  Children who are lifelong readers of a variety of texts.


The media center will provide a central role by meeting the following goals:


1.      Lessons and activities will be planned and implemented which support the curriculum and support students’ growth as they:

a.   Access and evaluate information from print resources and technology

b.   Use resources responsibly and select appropriate reading materials

c.    Demonstrate knowledge of library media center organization


2.   The media specialist will serve as a resource for teachers as they gather materials and explore resources available to enhance their curriculum.  Together, the teacher and media specialist will develop lessons and activities for implementation in the classroom or library media center.


3.   The media specialist will serve as an information specialist.  The media specialist will serve as a resource, together with teachers and administrators, in modeling for students and others the strategies for locating, retrieving, evaluating and using information in a variety of formats.


4.   The media specialist will serve as a program administrator.  The library media specialist will direct all activities related to the library media center including management of staff, budgets, equipment and facilities.  Emphasis will be placed on providing a quality library collection to improve student achievement by sparking and sustaining enthusiasm for reading and research.

Mrs. Ellon Ruschell [email protected]