The Omaha Public Schools’ Libraries empower students to become future ready
citizens who appreciate reading and engaging with information in all formats. Through
and relevant learning experiences, students work
individually and collaboratively to inquire, think critically, and create new
The Omaha Public Schools’ Libraries
are central to the learning process and directly tied to the K-12 curriculum. Certified
school librarians lead the way in literacy, technology, and the use of
information in all formats to ensure that students are effective and responsible users of information and ideas.
The school librarian:
Provides instruction which results
in achievement of content standards in both information literacy and the
Collaborates and exchanges ideas
with teachers to facilitate teaching and learning.
Supports classroom reading
instruction and reading for personal and academic success.
Provides equitable and timely access
to organized and diverse collections of resources that support the curriculum
and encourage staff and students to pursue personal interests.
Provides a facility conducive to
learning with access to resources that enhance learning for students and staff.
Supports teachers in their effective
use of print and digital resources in the classroom and the school library.
Develops partnerships with parents
and community to foster a community of learners.
Facilitates professional dialogue to
support continuous improvement of instructional practice.