The library philosophy of the Munich International School is
derived from the overall philosophy of the school. The broad statement of beliefs subscribed to by the school
shape the programme and services of the school libraries.
The school libraries are an educational and cultural
environment where individuals are exposed to ideas through the use of print and
electronic resources in many formats.
The school libraries foster the development of life-long learning and a
love of reading in their students. They also provide teachers with
instructional materials and professional resources.
The program and services evolve directly from the school’s
curriculum requirements. The libraries offer an array of resources to support and
enhance those requirements, as well as to provide their own program for
teaching literacy appreciation and information skills.
The libraries are directed by trained, qualified
professionals who are involved in the selection and evaluation of materials that
facilitate curriculum implementations. Information comes in many forms, and the
librarians must be familiar with all kinds of materials, including electronic
varieties. As consultants to the professional staff of the school, the
librarians work with and advise students, teachers, and other members of the
school community on the availability, appropriateness, and application of
resources to their varies disciplines, levels, and interests. As literature and
information specialists, the librarians encourage and recommend reading,
research techniques, and listening and viewing activities appropriate to
individuals, groups of students, and faculty, to meet all the learning
requirements of the school.
The objectives of the MIS libraries is to make to make available
to the faculty and students a collection of materials that will enrich and
support the curriculum and meet the needs of the students and faculty served,
and to ensure that both are effective users of ideas and information. This is
opportunities for students to develop and expand their literacy
appreciation and information skills;
resources and consulting services to teachers and students while
supporting the school’s curriculum;
resources and consulting services to parents and community groups
appropriate to the school setting;
appropriate instructional applications of technologies and providing
guidance in their use;
effectively the library facilities, resources, and programs to benefit the
entire school community.