Policies and Procedures



The mission of the South Western School District library media program is to promote life-long learning, a love of reading, critical thinking and informed decision-making, and the use of information technologies. The school library shall provide leadership for integrating information literacy into the curriculum and access to quality resources for all members of the learning community.

We believe:

  • School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills.
  • Reading is a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.
  • Equitable access to resources is a key component for education.
  • Ethical behavior in the use of information is critical as members of a democratic society.
Adopted October 2009. 
Elementary Librarians:
Stacey Fisher, West Manheim Elementary
Melissa McElwee, Baresville Elementary
Shannon Resh, Park Hills Elementary
Tara Staub, Manheim Elementary