Library media services & media arts


department description

The mission of the Library Media Services (LMS) department is to improve the teaching of literacy, digital and information skills, translate curriculum frameworks into authentic learning activities, and incorporate emerging technologies into programs and curricular activities. The department is responsible for offering instruction and resources in print, audiovisual, and online formats. The department develops and guides instructional design, learning objectives, goals, and assessments that are matched to academic standards and include digital and information literacy skills. LMS operates the Teachers' Resource Center (TRC) is a professional learning, instructional support, and technology center housed at CRLS.

Strategic Goals

  • Update JK-5 Library Learning Expectations to incorporate the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Standards, the MA Digital Learning and Computer Science Frameworks, and other documents.
  • Diversify library resources to expand inclusion of BIPOC characters, biographies, themes, authors and illustrators, in alignment with forthcoming equity audits of library collections.
  • Redesign the Teachers’ Resource Center (TRC) facility to further promote community building and professional collaborations.


staffing summary