Hope ESD | AR 6163.1 Instruction
Library Media Centers
The Board of Trustees recognizes that school libraries support the educational program by providing access to a variety of informational and supplemental resources that can help raise the academic achievement of all students. The Board desires that school libraries be stocked with up-to-date books, reference materials, and electronic resources that promote literacy, support academic standards, and prepare students to become lifelong learners.
(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)
(cf. 1330.1 - Joint Use Agreements)
(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)
(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)
The Superintendent or designee may, in consultation with teacher librarians, classroom teachers, administrators, parents/guardians, and students as appropriate, develop and regularly update a plan for school libraries that describes the district's goals for school libraries and how funds will be distributed to school sites to support libraries. As appropriate, the plan may also address staffing, facilities, selection and evaluation of materials, the development and maintenance of classroom libraries, prevention of loss or damage of library materials, prioritization of needs, and other related matters. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the library plan is aligned with the district's local control and accountability plan and other district and school plans.
(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)
(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)
(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)
(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)
(cf. 5125.2 - Withholding Grades, Diploma or Transcripts)
(cf. 6161.2 - Damaged or Lost Instructional Materials)
The Board may appoint classified paraprofessionals to serve as library aides or library technicians. Volunteers may assist with school library services in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.
(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)
(cf. 4222 - Teachers Aides/Paraprofessionals)
Selection and Evaluation of School Library Materials
Library materials shall include print and electronic resources that align with the curriculum and are accessible to students with varying cognitive or language needs.
Library materials shall be evaluated and selected through a process that invites recommendations from administrators, teachers, other staff, parents/guardians, and students as appropriate.
(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)
(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)
(cf. 6161.11 - Supplementary Instructional Materials)
Library materials shall be continually evaluated in relation to evolving curricula, new formats of materials, new instructional methods, and the needs of students and teachers. Materials that contain outdated subject matter or are no longer appropriate shall be removed.
(cf. 3270 - Sale and Disposal of Books, Equipment and Supplies)
All gifts and donations of school library materials shall be subject to the same criteria as materials selected for purchase by the district.
(cf. 1260 - Educational Foundation)
(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)
Complaints regarding the appropriateness of library materials shall be addressed using the district's procedures for complaints regarding instructional materials.
(cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)
Students shall be allowed to borrow school library materials at no charge for use in the library and classrooms as well as out of school. (5 CCR 16042)
(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)
To encourage students to return materials in a timely manner, a nominal fee shall be charged for the late return of materials.
Teacher librarians and/or classroom teachers shall provide library instruction to develop students' information literacy skills. Such instruction shall be aligned with state academic standards for library instruction and shall prepare students to:
1. Access information by applying knowledge of the organization of libraries, print materials, digital media, and other sources
2. Evaluate and analyze information to determine appropriateness in addressing the scope of inquiry
3. Organize, synthesize, create, and communicate information
4. Integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning and pursue information independently to become life-long learners
Teacher librarians also may provide support to teachers, administrators, and other staff by identifying instructional materials that will aid in the development of curriculum and instructional activities and by providing information about effective and ethical uses of school library services and equipment.
(cf. 4131, 4231, 4331 - Staff Development)
(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)
The district shall, on or before August 31 each year, report to the CDE on the condition of its school libraries for the preceding year ending June 30. (Education Code 18122)
1703 Coordination of district library services by county superintendent
1770-1775 Provision of library services by county superintendent
18100-18203 School libraries
18300-18571 Union high school district/unified school district library district
19335-19336 Reading Initiative Program; recommended books
35021 Volunteer aides
44868-44869 Qualifications and employment of library media teachers
45340-45349 Instructional aides
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
16040-16043 School libraries
80023-80023.2 Emergency permits, general requirements
80024.6 Emergency teacher librarian services permit
80026-80026.6 Emergency permits
80053-80053.1 Teacher librarian services credential
Regulation HOPE SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: September 17, 2018 Santa Barbara, California