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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Mission Statements

Resources to examine our inherent bias, promote personal awareness, and help us build collections for our students that reflect themselves and the world around them.

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. 

The DOE is committed to creating and supporting learning environments that reflect the diversity of New York City. To ensure that our website serves the needs of everyone, it follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA. That means the sites work for people with disabilities, including those who are blind and partially sighted. We are committed to creating accessible digital experiences for all website visitors. If you require assistance with any documents on our site, please please call 917-521-3654, email mdodes2@schools.nyc.gov, or mail to: Michael Dodes, 4360 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10033 for assistance.