Library Learning Centers
The goal of the Library Learning Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. A strong Library Learning Center program, administered by a certified Library Technology Teacher, positively impacts student achievement. The Library Technology Teacher is a certified teacher, instructional partner, information specialist and program coordinator.
- As a certified teacher, the Library Technology Teacher collaborates with members of the learning community to analyze learning and information needs, to locate and use resources that will meet those needs, and to understand and communicate the information the resources provide.
- As an instructional partner and member of the educational team, the Library Technology Teacher promotes and models curriculum development and effective, collaborative teaching.
- As an information specialist, the Library Technology Teacher provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and evaluating information resources in all formats.
- As a program coordinator, the Library Technology Teacher works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the library media program and to guide and direct all the activities related to it.
Qualifications: Utah Teaching Certificate and either a MLS degree (or equivalent degree) or the Library Media Endorsement.
The Salt Lake City School District secondary libraries have expanded their services with eBooks and digital audiobooks, available to enjoy from the library’s website. Best-selling and classic titles available anytime, anywhere.
Library card holders can borrow popular digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting http://slcschools.lib.overdrive.com.
Students in grades 7-12 may browse the library’s website, borrow titles, and start reading or listening on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle®.
Many titles can be enjoyed immediately on any device with an internet browser or downloaded into the free OverDrive app. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
Salt Lake City School District is very excited to be able to add this service to secondary libraries so that students will have greater access to books and resources all year—including the summer!
This new e-library is free for all SLCSD students in grades 7-12. To get started enjoying eBooks, audiobooks and more, visit http://slcschools.lib.overdrive.com.
eBooks for Elementary Students
Our elementary students also have access to eBooks through our Follett Shelf. To view a complete list of our ebooks, including resources on the topic of bullying, informational texts, and fiction, see our eBooks Are Great website or search the school library catalog.
Selecting Appropriate Media to Use in the Classroom
• Elementary schools, grades Pre-K-3, may show only media rated “G” by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
• Elementary and / or Middle schools, grades four through eight, may show only “G” rated media or with parent signed permission “PG” rated media with parent signed permission.
• High schools may show only “G,” “PG,” and “PG-13” rated media.
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