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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Mission Statements

A blueprint to the policies, standards, and procedures that enable library personnel to develop, organize, and manage exemplary school library programs.

Mission Statements

Mission statements define your purpose or reason to exist. They describe what you do rather than the desired future state (e.g., Provide instruction, learning strategies, and practice in using ideas and information for effective learning). All New York City schools must have a Mission Statement. Our library mission statements should be based on the mission statement of the school or schools (in campus buildings) that the library serves. 

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