Mission, Vision, & Standards


The Verdugo Hills High School Library and Research Center provides all members of the VHHS community with free and confidential access to print and digital resources for personal interest or curricular needs and with in-person and/or online guidance in evaluating and using information for academic and personal use.

To achieve this, the library 1) maintains a diverse collection of recreational and scholarly materials, including access to online electronic media; 2) offers a variety of ways to receive information literacy instruction through flexible scheduling and self-guided tutorials in print and online; 3) promotes and offers strategies for ethical citizenship, locally, globally, and digitally; and 4) creates a space that fosters the enjoyment of literacy and learning through individual and collaborative engagement.



California Model School Library Standards
What students should know and be able to do to succeed in school, higher education, and the workforce.
Adopted September 16, 2010.

  • California will lead the nation in student achievement because all educational leaders Support Strong School Libraries.
  • Students will be dynamic, critical, and ethical users of technology.
  • Students will be enthusiastic users of libraries & life‐long readers and learners.

AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

1. Students access information
The student will access information by applying knowledge of the organization of libraries, print materials, digital media, and other sources.
2. Students evaluate information
The student will evaluate and analyze information to determine what is appropriate to address the scope of inquiry.
3. Students use information
The student will organize, synthesize, create, and communicate information.
4. Students integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning
The student will independently pursue information to become a lifelong learner.

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner,
American Association of School Librarians,
American Library Association

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