District Library Program

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The mission of Kearney Public Schools District Media program is to be an essential instructional partner in creating future ready global citizens. Through excellent instruction, our libraries will empower students with information literacy skills that will prepare them to think, explore, connect, and create collaboratively. We will provide access to quality resources and creative opportunities.

 District Media Team 

Tracy Schall, District Media Director, School Librarian
Glenwood Elementary

Hallie Hagan, School Librarian, Buffalo Hills Elementary
Gretchen Albers, School Librarian, Bryant Elementary and Central Elementary
Trish Heins, School Librarian, Windy Hills 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
Shannon Blaschko, School Librarian, Sunrise Middle School
Stefanie Green, School Librarian, Kearney High School

District Media Curriculum

The Kearney Public Schools District Media Program abides be the standards set forth by the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) and the Nebraska Multiple Literacy Standards. The program is also influenced by International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards. 

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."

Student & Parent Library Resources