The four content standards are: A. MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY Students at W. F. Burns Middle School will select and use media and technology to access, organize, create, and communicate information for solving problems and constructing new knowledge, products, and systems.
B. INFORMATION AND INQUIRY Students at W. F. Burns Middle School will access, evaluate, and apply information efficiently and effectively from a variety of sources in print, non-print, and electronic formats to meet personal and academic needs.
C. INDEPENDENT LEARNING Students at W. F. Burns Middle School will apply technological and information skills to issues of personal and academic interest by actively and independently seeking information, demonstrating critical and discriminating reading, listening, and viewing habits, and striving for personal excellence in learning and career pursuits.
D. LEARNING COMMUNITY Students at W. F. Burns Middle School will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in teams or groups, use information and technology in a responsible manner, respect intellectual property rights, and recognize the importance of intellectual freedom and access to information in a democratic society.
The Mission of the Library Media Program is to assist members of the learning community in becoming effective users of information and to foster the love of reading.