Mission Statement

school mediaThe mission of the Howard County Public School System is to ensure excellence in teaching and learning so that each student will participate responsibly in a diverse and changing world.

In support of its mission the Howard County Public School System will:

School System Goals:

School System Targets: In 2008:

Mission of the Howard County School Library Media Program

The mission of the Howard County School Library Media Program is to provide opportunities for students and staff to become effective users of ideas and information. Learning and teaching, information access, and program administration are the essential elements of school library media programs. These elements suggest the roles that the library media specialist plays in supporting student learning. The functions and services necessary to the learning and teaching and the information access roles will promote that learning directly; program administration activities offer underlying organization support to the program. The goal areas and objectives for library media specialists are derived from Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning (American Library Association, 1998). Library media specialists and administrators are referred to this document for additional information and lists of resources.


Contact: Carol Fritts, Coordinator of Career and Technology Education and Library Media
10920 Route 108
Ellicott City, MD 21042