ITA-RA, School Library Media Programs

About this Regulation

Regulation: ITA-RA

Last revised: January 25, 2013


To establish the essential functions of school library media programs and to set forth guidance for the operation of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) library media centers.


Information literacy is a major component of college preparedness and workforce readiness and is central to the academic achievement of all students. The school library media program supports student achievement by collaborating with classroom teachers to integrate instruction of information literacy and information technology skills into the content curriculum and to ensure that students and staff are effective users and creators of ideas and information.

The MCPS school library media program meets the Maryland State Department of Education Standards for School Library Media Programs in Maryland. The program adheres to the Maryland State Curriculum in Information Literacy Skills and incorporates technology tools consistent with the Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students.

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