Jeffrey Trail Middle School Library Program

Mission Statement:

The mission of the School Library Program is to bring together all staff and students in encouraging a lifelong love of reading, building information literacy skills, nurturing research and inquiry, and sparking creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking.


Vision Statement:

The Jeffrey Trail School Library Program is the heart of the school, where

  • students conduct research, find reading materials, and use technology for learning, providing them with a solid foundation of information technology skills, digital citizenship, authentic learning experiences, and a love of reading

  • teachers use the library and all its resources to build a curriculum that encourages student choice, inquiry, effective technology use, and collaboration


Core Values:

  • In the 21st century, the most important thing students should learn is how to access, evaluate, use, and synthesize information.

  • The library should be central to any 21st century curricular program

  • Students have the right to see themselves reflected in their schools, communities, and library

  • Multiple literacies must be taught in context

  • Reading is the best thing a student can do for themselves

  • The library fosters students' individual interests, creative pursuits, and intellectual risk-taking

  • Giving students choices empowers their learning

  • What students say and think matters

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Nondiscrimination Statement

The Irvine Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities including membership in student clubs shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, ethnic group identification, age, religion, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status, or the exclusion of any person because of pregnancy or related conditions, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The District does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any of the activities and programs available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, class space, interest, aptitude, and prerequisite coursework where applicable. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District’s activities and programs. The Irvine Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.