The information literacy/library curriculum in the Central Bucks School District is designed to provide today’s information-age students with the tools necessary to become self-guided lifelong learners. By taking part in this course of instruction, students will become effective users of information resources in a variety of formats including traditional and emerging technologies. In addition, students will engage in learning activities in the areas of information retrieval, information management, critical thinking, and literature appreciation. Students will also investigate the world around them through print, non-print, and technological resources. They will become critical users of knowledge in an information-rich society, and they will experience and respond to quality literature.
Central to the curriculum is the integration of information skills instruction with the subject area curricula. It is vital that students master information management skills such as the ability to retrieve, organize, analyze, interpret, evaluate, integrate, and present information. These skills acquire value in context. When the instruction is correlated with appropriate subject matter instruction, students will employ information management skills to clarify and extend the learning of the grade level/subject area curricula. Students will also have opportunities to learn in different ways using varied resources and strategies targeted to individual learning styles and abilities.
Classroom teachers and the teacher librarian will work together to provide opportunities for students to achieve information literacy and foster a lifelong interest in knowledge.