Mission, Goals & Philosophies

One Team, One Goal: Student Success


The mission of school library media programs in the Cobb County School District is to . . . 

Positively impact student achievement by establishing instructional partnerships, implementing evidence-based practice, and providing reliable resources in an environment welcoming to all stakeholders.


The goals of school library media programs in the Cobb County School District are:

  • To help students acquire the information literacy skills that will empower their intellectual, academic, and personal growth.
  • To provide access to information resources and materials that support the curriculum, serve as resources for differentiated instruction, and satisfy the intellectual and aesthetic interests of students.
  • To employ library media instructional practices that have a proven impact on student achievement.
  • To support fellow teachers through collaborative planning, co-teaching, and co-assessment.
  • To create open, inviting environments where students and staff feel comfortable seeking out information related to their academic needs or personal interests.
  • To provide the resources and personal assistance needed for students and teachers to locate, evaluate, and apply information to solve problems.

Durham Library Media Center Philosophies and Goals 


  1. The media center is a dynamic center of learning and the instructional hub of the school.
  2. Collaboration between the media center and classroom teachers improves student learning.
  3. The media center program, resources and staff play a vital role in student achievement.

Media Goals


  1. Support student achievement by increasing the quantity and quality of collaboration between the media center staff and teachers.
  2. Utilize media resources with an emphasis on Cobb Digital Library and Destiny.
  3. Provide instructional opportunities for students and teachers.

Cobb County Media Program Rules: IFBC-R Media Program Rules

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