Library Information Science

The Library Information Science curriculum is based in The Model Curriculum for Pennsylvania School Library Programs:
The Model Curriculum for Pennsylvania School Library Programs provides a curricular framework in information literacy for school librarians to partner with teachers to help students achieve 44 of the PA Core Standards in English Language Arts, Reading and Writing in Science and Technology/Technical Subjects, Reading and Writing in History and Social Studies, and in the Academic Standards for Business, Computer, and Information Technology.

Long-term goals identify the fundamental understandings, knowledge, and skills students should develop and what students should be able to do when they confront new challenges—both in and outside of school:
Students will be able to use their learning independently to:
  1. Read and evaluate text in all formats for learning, personal and aesthetic growth, and enjoyment.
  2. Research, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information as critical consumers to draw conclusions and make informed
  3. Create, apply, and share knowledge ethically and effectively in a variety of media formats to communicate a coherent message. 
Big Ideas help students achieve these three long-term transfer goals:
  1. Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
  2. Critical thinkers actively and skillfully interpret, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information. 
  3. Active listeners make meaning from what they hear by questioning, reflecting, responding, and evaluating.
  4. Effective speakers prepare and communicate messages to address the audience and purpose.
  5. Effective research requires the use of varied resources to gain or expand knowledge.
  6. Audience and purpose influence a writer’s choice of organizational pattern, language, and literary techniques.
  7. Responsible citizens use information ethically and productively in a global society.