Kindergarten Library Standards
Standard 1: Accesses information efficiently and effectively
- Locate areas of the library/media center: visit the library/media center; recognize fiction vs. non-fiction materials; locate circulation desk.
- Utilize the library/media center to explore and experience print and electronic materials for pleasure or curricular requirements: find a book by browsing; browse the materials in the library for possible check-out (January); distinguish between fiction and non-fiction.
- Utilize the library catalog and electronic resources: N/A
Standard 2: Evaluates information critically and competently
- Identify the class or category of materials: identify fiction vs. non-fiction, prose vs. poetry.
- Determine appropriateness of selected material: N/A
- Respond to literature: listen to literature selections.
- Analyze the information (thinks about the story/information and asks questions about what he/she doesn’t understand): participates in general discussion.
- Discuss the contributions of authors, illustrators, and publishers: discuss how the pictures help tell the story.
Standard 3: Organizes information
- Identify the parts of a book: identify the front and back covers, title page, author, illustrator, dedication.
- Compile research information: N/A
Standard 4: Uses information effectively and creatively
- Select and utilize appropriate library and research skills: look at a picture dictionary.
- Assembles information: N/A
- Discuss books he/she has read
Standard 5: Evaluates process and product
- Understand the research process
Standard 6: Practices ethical usage of information and information technologies
- Follow established rules of the library: listen quietly, respect others.
- Follow proper check-out procedure for library materials: understand procedure; wait in line politely and quietly.
- Use equipment properly