LIBRARY SELECTION POLICIES
Library material selection policies require our libraries to provide materials that stimulate growth and knowledge, literary appreciation, support the curriculum, and provide materials on both sides of opposing issues. Our school libraries have a responsibility to serve all of the readers in our care. Students are not only different ages; they arrive at school with different reading levels, different backgrounds, and different experiences that have shaped their lives. We have a responsibility to offer a wide range of book choices that meet all of their diverse needs. We respect your right to help your student choose reading material. Your student’s library records are available upon your request.
DISTRICT MEDIA TEAM
Gretchen Albers, School Librarian, Bryant Elementary and Central Elementary
Cassie Spivey, School Librarian, Emerson Elementary and Park Elementary
Kelly Melson, School Librarian, Northeast Elementary
Mary Roesler, School Librarian, Kenwood Elementary
Lynn Stewart, School Librarian, Meadowlark Elementary
Shantel Eatherton, School Librarian, Horizon Middle School
Hallie Hagan, School Librarian, Sunrise Middle School
Stefanie Green, School Librarian, Kearney High School
DISTRICT MEDIA CURRICULUM
Kearney Public Schools Media Literacy Purpose Statement:
The media literacy curriculum empowers students to be creative and critical thinkers, responsible users, and competent producers of media and information. School librarians foster a community in which reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking serve as the foundation for learning for life.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES
Scope and Sequence for the KPS Internet Safety Curriculum - Common Sense Media is a website dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. The organization aims to "empower parents and educators by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids' lives."
National Online Safety Parent Platform Guides - National Online Safety is an organization supported by the National Education Group in the UK. Their mission is to "educate and empower trusted adults with the information they need to engage in meaningful dialogue between children and young people about the online world, their online activities and the ever-evolving risks that they are exposed to. [They] focus on both general online safety risks and platform specific risks to provide adults with easy to follow information which enables conversations between adults and children."