Everyone needs a goal in life. I feel like I've heard that in a movie somewhere, but it holds true. You need a goal to give you a drive for the future, to make things better, or to get things done. As part of the new educator effectiveness assessment (a teacher's yearly evaluation) all the teaching staff at SCC had to come up with a goal for the year which was tied to improving literacy.
The goal for every library this year is to increase circulation of non-fiction and informational resources. This ties into the new common core standards which have an emphasis on reading and evaluating an increased amount of information texts. Reading non-fiction books and other informational resources helps students become more well rounded individuals with a broader understanding of the world around them.
There are lots of ways that we in Library Land are hoping to achieve our goal. You can read the full goal outline by clicking here.