The Office of Educational Media Services of The Newark Board of Education is dedicated to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to develop the media literacy skills necessary to maximize their potential to become independent, lifelong learners and to live as knowledgeable, productive members of society.
School library media centers throughout the District of Newark provide a broad spectrum of resources to augment and integrate the curriculum developed to meet the goals and objectives outlined the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, the National Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning, and the National Educational Technology Standards. The school library and its instructional program, are critical components of the educational process, contributing to the achievement of the goals and objectives through programs and services that are implemented to support the instructional programs of the school.
Currently, district media centers are updating existing collections and automating circulation systems. This will modernize and improve circulation, cataloging, scheduling, and inventory procedures. Automation will further expand the possibilities of research and information retrieval. Therefore, it is essential that students have knowledge in accessing, evaluating, and choosing from a constantly changing and growing reservoir of information within the media centers of The Newark Board of Education.