Lake Bluff School District 65 Library Media Centers

The school library media program supports and strengthens the curriculum, bridges the digital divide, and puts state and national standards into action. Our school library information specialists are teachers, instructional partners, informational specialists, and school library media program administrators.  School library media specialists directly affect student achievement by collaborating and planning with teachers, teaching information technology literacy, designing assessment procedures, and providing supplemental curriculum material (Lance, 2005). 

Library Programs K-5

At LBES, there is a comprehensive library media center staffed by a full-time licensed teacher librarian and equipped with a wide variety of print and non-print materials.  The library provides open access and serves as a resource hub for tools and content for 21st-century learning – books, online content libraries and databases, videos, educational software, online search tools, apps, and other digital learning tools.  Along with access to the digital learning tools and content, our librarian provides instruction and guidance on how to use tools safely, appropriately, and effectively and works with all grade levels several times each week regarding research skills. 

Library Programs 6-8

At LBMS, we also have a full-time licensed teacher librarian who works collaboratively with our teachers and staff to meet the curricular needs of students in the content areas.  LBMS uses a team approach enabling the library media specialist to teach in a truly integrated fashion. The library media specialist works cooperatively with the technology team to demonstrate to students how technology and the world of information strategies and libraries go hand in hand.  Further, the librarian is able to assist students with research and information sharing during school projects.