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Library Standards

New Mexico School Library Independent Reading
and Information Literacy Standards and Benchmarks

I.   Information literacy and Reading. The student will be able to access, evaluate, and apply information in a variety of formats.
Benchmarks, K-5:  The student will:

  1. develop an increasing proficiency in accessing and reading children’s literature, both fiction and nonfiction.
  2. recognize the need to find information, formulate questions, and develop strategies for identifying and locating information.
  3. identify and access accurate information that is applicable to a specific problem or question.
  4. organize, integrate, and apply information to meet a particular need.

II.  Literature and Independent Reading. The Student will demonstrate an awareness of and an appreciation for literature in a variety of formats for personal enrichment and growth.  
Benchmarks, K-5:  The student will:

  1. read, listen, and respond to selections from diverse, quality texts.
  2. choose and read various kinds of literature.
  3. competently pursue materials reflecting personal interests.

III. Social Responsibility.  The student will demonstrate social responsibility regarding library property, information sources, and information technology.
Benchmarks, K-5:  The student will:

  1. demonstrate responsible library citizenship.
  2. choose and share information from diverse cultures and varied sources.
  3. demonstrate respect for the principles of intellectual freedom and intellectual property rights, avoid plagiarism, and use information technology according to school policy.
  4. respectfully share knowledge, ideas, and information with others, both in person and through technologies.

IV.  Media Literacy.  The student will be able to apply media literacy principles to critically use and analyze media.  
Benchmarks, K-5:  The student will:

  1. be aware that media literacy is integral to modern citizenship, informed decision making, and healthy lifestyles.
  2. analyze elements of media messages to understand their forms, functions content, intent, and effect on the receiver.
  3. evaluate elements and intended results of media messages to facilitate selection for personal and educational use.
  4. be able to produce simple media messages.