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District Libraries

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, choose a great book to read, find a space to concentrate or destress, connect with others through a club activity, and much more. School libraries are places of opportunity.

School Librarians Serve 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 integrating Colorado academic standards on research, inquiry, and design. 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 support Telluride School District’s instructional priorities and model cultural responsiveness and equity practices in their programs.
  • Librarians 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.


Contact Information:

Dori Crowe, TMHS Librarian

Lisa Rutledge, TIS Librarian

Jessica Miller, TES Librarian


Details and more information on TSD Library Procedures.