Every student deserves an education that prepares them for lifelong learning, success in the world, and the space to be an affirmed individual. In Telluride School District Libraries, students develop knowledge and skills, experience a sense of belonging, find inspiration and support, and freely pursue their personal interests and academic growth.
School librarians create a dynamic, welcoming space focused on student success and wellness. In the library, students can access information and apply knowledge and skills they need to support their learning; tinker, design, or create with maker activities; choose a great book to read; find a space to concentrate or destress by completing a puzzle or craft with friends; connect with others through a club activity, and much more. School libraries are places of opportunity.
School Librarians Server Several Key Roles
- Teachers: School librarians practice an inquiry-based approach to learning focused on students’ critical thinking, information and research skills, and literacy development in reading, media, and digital literacy. Students apply these learning skills to analyze, develop, and communicate knowledge, understanding, and ideas compellingly and creatively.
- Information Specialists: School librarians activate students’ curiosity, teaching them to develop rich inquiry questions and use their critical thinking skills to seek and evaluate information, draw conclusions, support their ideas, and communicate them effectively and creatively.
- Instructional Partners: School librarians collaborate with teachers and other school staff. They co-plan and co-teach lessons that integrate library curriculum standards with content area objectives and collaborate in developing meaningful learning experiences. They also act as essential partners to classroom teachers and staff by providing resources that support and extend student learning in the classroom.
- Leaders: School librarians connect school improvement and innovation goals with the library program. They actively support Telluride School District’s instructional priorities and model cultural responsiveness and equity practices in their programs.
- Program Administrators: School librarians administer the library program through various vital tasks. They determine program goals for continuous improvement in student learning, literacy development, library services, communication, and access. They direct an ongoing evaluation process for library resources to meet the school community's needs and organize the library space to be inviting and functional.
Dori Crowe, TMHS Librarian
Lisa Rutledge, TIS Librarian
Jessica Miller, TES Librarian