Mission & Vision
What We're Doing at WHS
Collaborate with Local College Libraries
MLA 8 Instruction
The Zany Majestic Bard
Teen Read Week
Student Book Club
Classroom Video on Demand
Genrefying the Collection
Portland Public Library PALS
MASL "Impressive Web Presence" Award
MassCUE Virtual Presentation
MCELA "Dine and Discuss" Presenter
For more information on our library program, please refer to our annual report
Teachers and students share why they love their library. Click here to find out why!
Benefits of a School Librarian
Rix, Kate. "Are School Librarians Still Important?." Scholastic: Administrators, Scholastic, Inc., 2016, http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3757441. 22 Nov. 2016.
Martin, Ann M. and Kathleen R. Roberts. "Digital Natives ≠ Digital Literacy." Principal, vol. Jan./Feb., NAESP, 2015, http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/MartinRoberts_JF15.pdf. 22 Nov. 2016.
"The Role of School Librarians in Promoting the Use of Educational Technologies." ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Media Specialists SIG (SIGMS) Executive Advocacy Committee, 2011, http://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/the-role-of-school-librarians-in-promoting-the-use-of-educational-technologies_9-10.pdf?sfvrsn=2. 22 Nov. 2016.
What can your librarian do for you?
"Highly Effective School Library Programs." Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Department of Education, 2016, https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/2016heslprogram. 22 Nov. 2016.
Certified librarians foster 21st-century skills
Effective School Library Programs
Libraries for Our Future
"Definition for Effective School Library Program." ALA, American Library Association, 2016,http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/positionstatements/AASL_Position%20Statement_Effective%20SLP_2016-06-25.pdf. 22 Nov. 2016.
Click here for a digital copy of this essential report on the benefits of school libraries!
Certified librarian in every school with support staff Required Information Literacy standards for all students in grades K-12
Librarians as technology leaders
Funding for collection development
Flexible schedule to allow for collaboration with teachers
Librarians as professional development leaders
Professional development opportunities