Curation and Library Support

The school library is a unique and essential part of a learning community. The school library is a third space for learning, a space between the classroom and home, important for on-site, personalized, self-directed learning. The school library provides learners with access to resources and technology, connecting classroom learning to real-world events. By providing access to an array of well-managed resources, school libraries enable academic knowledge to be linked to deeper, personalized learning. WASD Selection Policy

School librarians are responsible for fostering one of America’s most cherished freedoms: the freedom of speech and the freedom to hear what others have to say. Learners have the right to choose what they will read, view, or hear. Learners are expected to develop the ability to think clearly, critically, and creatively about their choices, rather than allowing others to control their access to ideas and information.

Library collections must represent the diversity of people and ideas in our society. There are many complex facets to any issue, and many contexts in which issues may be expressed, discussed, or interpreted. Librarians have an obligation to select and support access to content on all subjects that meet, as closely as possible, the needs, interests, and abilities of all persons in the community the library serves.

West Ada school librarians work to ensure that students and staff are effective users as well as creators of ideas and information. Our aim is to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

As community members, your thoughts are important to us. The proposed resources will be refreshed every 10 days. Each resource has been reviewed by a librarian, principal (or designee), or a classroom teacher.