As a teacher librarian, I believe:
- That libraries enable democracy by helping to create, from a young age, a well-informed citizenry that values equality, intellectual freedom, and critical thinking.
- That education must reflect and instill the power and importance of equity, inclusiveness, and diversity.
- That the most important qualities educators can foster in students are creativity, imagination, inquiry, and a love of lifelong learning.
- That literacy is an essential building block for students intellectually, civically, ethically, socially, and personally.
- That school libraries should instill a sense of empowerment, opportunity, safety, and community, and that these are crucial to student success.
- That school libraries should lead the way in embracing technology in teaching and in learning, and that the technology that is used should reflect what students use in their own lives.
- That school librarians can make an immense difference by empowering teachers through collaboration, professional development, and the provision of resources which support their lessons and align with standards.
- That school librarians must be fierce advocates, both for libraries and for learners.