Hours of Operation
The Dickens LMC Mission Dickens Elementary School
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The mission of the Dickens Elementary Library Media Center
School Library Media Center is to:
• provide adequate access to information;
1 -2 books • provide a warm, kind, inviting, and Discoverin
comfortable environment for all
students and teachers to learn, grow,
and ultimately love reading;
Fourth Grade 4-5 books
Fifth Grade 5 books • actively teach students by partnering
with classroom teachers for regular and
a Path to
*All materials must be returned prior to consistent collaboration;
*Materials must be present for renewal. • foster the integration and use of 21st
*A parent may check out materials under century literacies within the classroom
his or her child’s name. and media center; and to
Technology Goals • build the foundation for increased
student achievement within the school.
Christina A. Bentheim, M.Ed.
1. Foster lifelong learning by providing
Library Media Specialist
resources and assistance for “The extent to which books are borrowed
individuals seeking and evaluating from school libraries shows a strong Barbara Reininger, Ed. D.
information. relationshi with reading achievement.”
2. Provide dependable and reliable -Impact of School Libraries on Student
3. Provide adequate training
opportunities for staff and volunteers.
4. Align library technology services with
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community needs and interests. Library Media Center
5. Use appropriate technology to further 5550 Milan Peak Street
develop a 21st-century-literate staff North Las Vegas, NV 89081
Phone – 702.799.3878
and student body.
Fax – 702.799.3871
Materials are purchased 9
The Top 10
based on the knowledge Extensive knowledge of how
and understanding of the to use those materials in
10 instructional purposes.
Provides staff development
training on how to use new 8 of Having a Professional Provides leadership in the
resources and technology.
School Library Media school for achieving the
school mission, objectives
Specialist Lead the School and strategies.
Collaborates with teachers to Library Program
provide resources for
Keeps up-to-date with all the
activities for course, unit and
6 lesson integration. 5 new electronic resources
and new print materials that
support the school’s
Has extensive knowledge of curriculum.
fiction materials for student
4 Promotes, inspires, and
guides students toward a
love of reading, a quest for
2 Teaches information
literacy skills to all
knowledge, and a thirst for
And the #1 Advantage lifelong learning.
evaluating and using 3
of Having a
efficiently and Professional Library Media Specialist
THE IMPACT ON STUDENT