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Library Media Services

MPS student readingThe Division of Library Media Services provides leadership in developing pre-K through grade 12 school library media programs to support student achievement.

School library programs ensure that students and teachers have access to media collections that include a variety of print, non-print, reference, and electronic resources.

Each MPS school media center tailors its collection to best serve its student body and supports the school curriculum to have a positive effect on student outcomes.

School library impact studies show that school libraries have a positive effect on student outcomes, as they teach 21st-century skills, promote active engagement and critical thinking, and develop independent learners.

Additionally, the Division of Library Media Services

  • uses technology to effectively and efficiently manage school library collections through the use of a centrally administered Destiny Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), a Web-based union catalog and inventory system of K-12 library collections in all schools;
  • supports student research 24/7 through student HOME access to OverDrive eBooks and digital content in the student toolbox — see your school library media specialist for access information;
  • integrates the Standards for 21st Century Learners  (AASL) with K-12 curricula and provides academic coaching to ensure that all students have the knowledge and preparation for success in the 21st century.

Library Media Licensure Programs


Lisa Chatman, Library Media Curriculum Specialist
Phone: 414-475-8025
Fax: 414-475-8457

David Hetzer, Library Literacy Leader
District Library Leader

Library Media Services
Office of Academics

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