The Library Media Center supports the Alabama State Course of Study, the basis of our school curriculum program and its publication "Alabama's Library Media Handbookfor the 21st CenturyLearner" as well as "EmpoweringLearners: Guidelines for School Library MediaPrograms," published by the American Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association. In addition, the Library Media Center endorses the literacy principles of the 2008 Standards of the 21st Century Learner of theAmerican Association of School Librarians.
The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education has defined the school library media center as “a fundamental part of the educational program” (Policy IFBD, revised 2001). The major functions of the library are to provide “maximum access to information sources,” instructional opportunities in “acquiring research skills necessary for independent learning,” development of a love of reading through the enjoyment of “good literature,” and encouraging students to use a diverse “variety of media” during their lives for “learning and pleasure” (Policy IFBD, revised 2001).
Books are checked out for one (1) week. Books are NOT checked out to students who have overdue books.