Cascade Jr./Sr. High School of W.D.
Address: 505 Johnson Street NW | Cascade, IA 52033
Phone: (563) 852-3201
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According to the American Association of School Librarians, 
teacher librarians have five roles. 
Below is a description of each role and examples that 
demonstrate how we strive to fulfill these roles.

Information Specialist Role
The information specialist role enables the school community to grow into responsible digital navigators as the teacher librarian enriches lessons with new resources, guides learners to judge the credibility of sources, and provides instruction on being a responsible user of information.  
Information Specialist Role Artifacts:
Citing Sources                Resources

Instructional Partner Role
The instructional partner role empowers the teacher librarian who collaborates with classroom teachers, leads through involvement in curriculum and policy development, and provides continuing education for the entire school community. 
Instructional Partner Role Artifacts:
Teacher Links                Text Set

Program Administrator Role
The teacher librarian provides equitable access to quality resources, manages the library as a whole, and builds connections within the communities to acquires support for the library programs.   

Program Administrator Role Artifacts:

Teacher Role
The teacher role is reflected when the librarian builds a diversified library collection free from bias, teaches students to use resources responsibly, and encourages them to be active readers. 
Teacher Role Artifacts: 

Leader Role 
Teacher librarians are committed to the principles of library ethics as they support intellectual freedom, protect students’ right to privacy, and uphold and teach the ethical        use of information.
Leader Role Artifacts:
Library Strategic Plan (see below)

Library/Media Center Strategic Plan




The WD School Libraries will be student centered, welcoming spaces for collaboration, problem solving, and exploration that promote a growth mindset.       

      We will offer quality resources and diverse collections to promote literacy and the enjoyment of reading while supporting district teaching goals.


Prepare students for life-long learning, informed decision-making, a love of reading, and the use of information technologies.  



Collaboration - Teamwork

District Unity

Data Driven Decision Making

Patron Satisfaction

Continuous Improvement


Provide a current and diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction materials 

in a variety of formats.

Improve student performance in accessing verifiable information 

through the use of updated technology.

Ensure professionally trained media staff utilizes 

continuing education opportunities.

Supports school improvement plans and district goals.

Increase connections with parents and the community.


Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

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