Library and Media Literacy
The mission of the Mont’Kiara International School library is to be an integral part of the school curriculum and reflect the needs of the school community and the world in general. The library will provide opportunities for students to achieve the skills and knowledge in the information search process as well as to gain a lifelong interest in reading.
We are living in an information age. A primary objective of education is to learn how to identify, locate, analyze, organize, and share information in a clear, concise, and ethical manner. As technologies change, students need to develop skills to manage complex information formats. The school library program, as an integral part of the total curriculum, is the vehicle that provides opportunities for students to achieve these skills and to foster a lifelong interest in both reading and knowledge. The M’KIS Teacher-Librarians work to collaborate with classroom teachers to provide effective learning opportunities to acquire and practice Information Literacy skills in an authentic context.
The Library Media Services program facilitates this process by:
- providing professional resources in a variety of formats;
- offering professional growth opportunities;
- providing leadership in evaluating and improving school library media programs.
Specifically, the Library Media Services staff will endeavor to:
- improve student achievement by collaborating with teachers to integrate information literacy skills throughout the curriculum;
- improve student reading skills by providing print, nonprint, and electronic resources; offer guidance in developing reading motivation programs and materials;
- promote the use of technology to locate, use, and create information