Learning for life...whether the focus is on readiness for the next grade or college and career readiness, the school library program plays a crucial role in preparing students for informed living in the 21st century. Today's information universe affords opportunities for around-the-clock access to information in diverse and often unjuried venues. Citizens of this information world must have the skills and dispositions to access information efficiently and to assess critically the sources they rely upon for decision-making, problem-solving, and generation of new knowledge.
"Position Statement on the Role of the School Library Program." American Association of School Librarians, revised 1-21-2012