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Middle School Media Center

Mary Nehring, Librarian  mnnehring@rvraptor.org
Library Mission Statement
The Ridge View Library supports an intellectually and culturally open environment in which students can successfully seek information and ideas for their educational, informational, and recreational needs.  The library seeks to ensure that our students acquire the necessary information literacy skills they will need to become productive learners in the 21st century.  This mission recognizes the essential role of the school library program in the educational process as students reach their full potential.

Library Vision Statement
The Ridge View Library provides a stimulating environment for students to:
  • become active and experiential learners
  • use higher-order thinking skills
  • respect diverse ideas and beliefs
  • connect with the outside world
  • become life-long learners 
Library Bill of Rights
The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
  1. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves.  Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
  2. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues.  Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
  3. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
  4. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
  5. A persons's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
  6. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.
Adopted June 18, 1948.  Amended February 2, 1961; June 28, 1967; and January 23, 1980, inclusion of "age" reaffirmed January 23, 1996 by the ALA Council
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