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Campus Library Mission Statement:


The mission of Dawson ISD library media center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The Dawson ISD collection will reflect the needs of its patrons with current materials relevant to the curriculum and interest. The library media center will encourage a lifelong pursuit and appreciation of reading. The library media center will provide a setting where students can develop the skills necessary to locate, analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas in an effective manner.


Library Goals


The goals of the Dawson ISD Library are:

  • Provide instruction to foster competence and stimulate an interest in reading, and viewing and using information and ideas.
  • Support students increasing reading ability through print and digital media.


Teach information literacy skills within the context of the curriculum:

  • Research Skills will be taught in collaboration with the classroom teachers to provide instruction in the use of databases, atlases, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and the Internet. Other research materials are available to complete classroom assignments and personal interest research including the district databases.


To provide a wide range of quality children's literature:

  • Maintain a balanced and organized collection of high-quality materials and provide professional assistance to all of its users.

Dawson students participate in many Reading Incentive Programs.