NISD Library Vision, Goals, and skills

The vision of Northwest ISD libraries is to prepare future ready citizens by

•fostering a love of reading and literature in a variety of formats, including print and digital mediums.
•empowering students to become critical seekers of information and ideas.
•collaborating with school and community stakeholders to provide dynamic, global learning experiences.
•promoting the ethical use of information and technology.
•creating a positive, welcoming environment for the learning community.



The goals of J. Lyndal Hughes library are to

Goal 1    Goal 2

Goal 3    Goal 4



Library Information Skills

Kindergarten students will:

  •  recognize and appreciate all Library Media Center rules.
  • understand proper book care.
  • locate picture books in the Library Media Center and replace them properly on the shelves through the use of a shelf marker.
  • locate non-fiction books in the Library Media Center.
  • select books for a variety of purposes.
  • develop an appreciation for authors and illustrators.

First Grade students will:

  • recognize and appreciate all Library Media Center rules.
  • locate and select a variety of books(picture, fiction, and non-fiction) for reading (on their level and for pleasure) and replace them properly on the shelves..
  • learn and identify the story elements: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
  • define and use the terms: cover, title, spine, author, illustrator, and illustration.
  • gather information for research from two sources.

Second Grade students will:

  • understand all Library Media Center rules.
  • understand the arrangement of books in the fiction and non-fiction sections of the library.
  • select material appropriate to their reading level .
  • appreciate a variety of genres.
  • define and locate the reference collection.
  • define and use the terms: cover, title, spin, author, illustrator, illustration, title page, table of contents, glossary, index, and publisher.
  • gather and cite information for research from three sources.

Third Grade students will:

  • understand all Library Media Center rules.
  • locate books in the library by a particular author.
  • utilize the online library catalog to locate books by a particular author or subject.
  • understand the arrangement of materials in the librarys collection
  • appreciate a variety of genres.
  • define and use the terms: cover, title, spin, author, illustrator, illustration, title page, table of contents, glossary, index, and publisher, publication place, and copyright date.
  • gather and cite resources used in research.
  • learn and understand the components of the research process.

Fourth Grade students will:

  • understand all Library Media Center rules.
  • select and read books from a variety of genres.
  • understand the arrangement of materials in the librarys collect and locate sources for assigned, pleasure, and research purposes.
  • use a variety of reference sources including: dictionary, atlas, and encyclopedia in both print and electronic formats.
  • utilize the districts subscription databases for research.
  • define and use the terms: cover, title, spin, author, illustrator, illustration, title page, table of contents, glossary, index, and publisher, publication place, and copyright date, appendix, bibliography, forward, and preface.
  • develop an understanding of the Dewey decimal system.
  • evaluate and select online resources.
  • gather and cite resources used in research.
  • create a bibliography.
  • utilize the Big 6 research process.

Fifth Grade students will:

  • understand all Library Media Center rules.
  • select and read books from a variety of genres.
  • use a variety of reference sources including: dictionary, atlas, and encyclopedia in both print and electronic formats.
  • utilize the districts subscription databases for research.
  • paraphrase information from sources for research purposes.
  • evaluate and select online resources.
  • understand the Dewey decimal system.
  • create a bibliography for a research project.
  • utilize a variety of formats to present information (oral, written, electronic, dramatic).
  • utilize the Big 6 research process.

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