Keeley Library Mission Statement

Mission Statement of the Keeley Library of B.M.C. Durfee High School

The purpose of the Keeley Library and its information skills program is to provide materials on curriculum subjects and personal interests in a variety of formats and ability levels, and to assist students in becoming active, independent, and creative locators, evaluators and users of information in an information-driven society.

Vision Statement of the Keeley Library of B.M.C. Durfee High School

In a large, comprehensive high school such as ours, teaching information/problem-solving skills to all students requires the cooperation of many stakeholders. There needs to be a shared responsibility among the teacher, librarian, and other specialists in order for these skills to be reinforced, internalized, and applied spontaneously and confidently to new learning situations.

To achieve that end, the Keeley Library staff will:

  1. Department of Libraries and Information Technologies, Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, MA, 1997.
  2. Bellingham Public Schools, 1306 Dupont, Bellingham, WA 98225 (306) 676-6400 ).
  3. Adapted from Priority Academic Student Skills, Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma City, rev. May 2000. On-line:, accessed June 11, 2002.

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