Library Media Center
The library media program exists to create and support an environment in which all learners become effective users of ideas and information and achieve the standards set by the state of Indiana and Carmel Clay Schools.
Goals of the library media program:
cultivate a love of reading,
provide a broad range of quality resources to support the curriculum and to support recreational reading interests,
teach students to become effective and ethical users of print and electronic information,
and to encourage all students to become lifelong learners.
The mission of the Clay Media Center is to create an environment in which all of our students are encouraged to become life-long learners and capable users of technology, information, and ideas. Our aim is to help students become young adults who can access, evaluate, and interpret information by providing a well balanced and rich collection of print materials, databases, and digital books. Our media center fosters an environment that embraces reading for pleasure as well as for knowledge.
As the informational hub of the school, the media center provides teachers and students with up-to-date materials needed for successful learning. The Media Center is home to a multimedia computer lab, makerspace and makes available a large array of media and educational technologies. Those technologies, available to students and staff, expand instruction by providing extended online research experiences and publishing capabilities.
The library is open before and after school to assist students in achieving their goals. There is a full-time media staff: a certified media specialist/librarian and full-time media manager, and many highly valued parent volunteers.