Library Media Center

Information and Technology Literacy
Eliot Library Media Center

The Information and Technology Literacy (ITL) program embodies the district’s philosophy of implementing, developing, learning, enhancing, and promoting lifetime learning and inquiry.  The primary purpose of the ITL program is to empower students to be effective users of ideas and information in print and non-print formats in a constantly changing learning environment.  The ITL program focuses upon strategies that allow each student to retrieve, interpret, utilize, evaluate and synthesize information as it is presented in all formats.  Additionally, the program will foster competency and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas.

The library media center is the central hub of Jared Eliot Middle School with an abundance of resources for students.  Students visit the library media center to research, explore ideas, use technology resources, and become avid readers.  It is also utilized by students for for peer tutoring, collaborative work with peers, checking out books, creative thinking through the use of MakerSpace activities, and independent reading.  Book clubs and book fairs are held here throughout the school year to promote reading and provide a wide range of literature.

Sixth Grade

In sixth grade, students have classes in the library media center for three marking periods focusing on research skills, technology skills, evaluating and citing sources, and digital citizenship in order to prepare them to be effective, responsible, critical, creative, and ethical users of ideas and information. 

Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Grade

In sixth, seventh and eighth grades, collaborative research projects take place in the library media center throughout the school year, utilizing the many skills acquired from their library technology classes.

Future Problem Solvers

The Future Problem Solvers program is facilitated by the library media specialist throughout the school year.  This elective program provides an opportunity for students to work collaboratively in groups to focus on real world issues, research, and use critical and creative thinking skills to develop solution ideas and an action plan.

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