Anne Wisniewski's SLM Portfolio
MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTS
My Mission Statement:
As a School Library Media Specialist, my mission is to teach information literacy, support technology use, encourage a love of reading, and respect the diversity of the school community.
My Vision Statement:
In order to realize my mission, I:
- instruct students in the proper way to access, evaluate, and use information.
- collaborate with teachers, parents and administrators to ensure that students are safe, ethical, and productive information users.
- provide a range of opportunities for authentic learning and practicing of information literacy skills.
- ensure that a variety of materials represent the many cultures that make up our school community.
- encourage and support the use of technology by students and staff throughout the curriculum.
- provide physical and intellectual access to literature in a variety of formats, on a wide-range of subjects, and at multiple reading levels.
- encourage all members of the school community to develop lifelong reading habits.
I strongly believe that I am the most effective as a school library media specialist when I work as a "fishing guide". I encourage the members of the school community to learn how to "catch" the information they need for the day, and in the process, develop the skills that will last them a lifetime.
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
I am currently the Media Specialist at Trinity School in Ellicott City, Maryland. I began my career at Trinity in September, 2004. Prior to working at Trinity, I was the Media Assistant at Worthington Elementary School in Howard County, Maryland. I worked at Worthington for a total of five years, the last three as the Media Assistant. I am currently working toward earning my Masters Degree in School Library Media at McDaniel College. I plan to graduate in May, 2005.
I received a B.A. degree in Psychology from Purdue University in 1985. My minor was in computer science. I participated in the Undergraduate Research Trainee program which prepared me for a variety of research positions. I have been a member of Phi Beta Kappa since 1985.
My husband, two daughters and I have lived in Howard County for the past fourteen years. I enjoy walking, quilting and, of course, reading! I have a particular knack for mastering computer software and enjoyed training and supporting the teachers at Worthington and at Trinity as they integrated technology into the curriculum.
Contained in this portfolio, you will find evidence that I have made progress in acquiring knowledge of the AASL/NCATE standards. For each of the four standards, I provided two artifacts and accompanying reflection statements.
My media center is successful because I have learned, and provide evidence here that I:
- teach and encourage ethical and efficient research behavior.
- enrich the learning environment with a wide variety of up-to-date literature, non-fiction and electronic resources.
- provide the foundation, access and evaluation skills needed for students to use information creatively and appropriately.
- provide a warm and welcoming environment in which staff, students, and the school community enjoy all of the benefits the media center has to offer.
Here is an additional link to my resume.
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