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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Creating a Mission Statement for the School Library

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. 

Resources/Samples for Writing Mission and Vision Statments

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