Wilson Middle School Library's Mission Statement:
The mission of Wilson Middle School’s Library is to empower students to be critical thinkers, life long readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information. This is accomplished by:
Promoting equitable access to information in a variety of formats
Providing instruction on information literacy
Stimulating an interest in reading
Collaborating with teachers to develop educational strategies to meet the information needs of students
Providing all students equal access to self-directed learning materials in the makerspace for products of learning or personal interest
A Message from Your School Librarian:
My name is Lisa Scott and I am Wilson Middle School's librarian. I have been serving the Plano ISD learning community since 2001 as both an ESL classroom teacher and as school librarian. The students and staff at Carpenter and Wilson Middle Schools have had a significant impact on shaping me as an educator. The experiences at both of these campuses remind me daily of my responsibility to our learning community and its learners. Ensuring that students and staff have access to high interest reading materials and information for academic and personal growth is a fundamental part of my practice, as it was what I had access to as a student.
While I am a native to Virginia, I attended Indiana University of Pennsylivania (in Indiana, Pennsylvania) where I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Education with a Minor in Rehabilitation. As a classroom teacher, I heavily relied on the school's library to further enrich the learning experience I provided for my students. My reliance led to the idea that I wanted to have an impact on all students in the school and work to create a school library where students wanted to be. I earned my Master's of Library Science from Texas Woman's University and have been Wilson's librarian since 2011.
At Wilson, you'll find me teaching classes, doing book talks, preparing displays, coordinating book fairs, working or preparing Wilson's Mock Trial team. When I'm not at school, I'm busy with activities with family and friends. If you find me with some downtime, you'll see I have a book in hand and several more within reach!
I work hard to provide our learning community and beyond with a safe, comfortable place to learn and grow. If you're on campus, please stop in and say "hi".
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ― Albert Einstein
Students are able to check out and use the library during the school day with their teacher's permission and their teacher's hall pass. As a school librarian, I am teaching classes fairly reqularly. Library aides are available throughout the day to assist in checking out books.
The library is open each day from 7:55 AM to 4:00 PM. Additional time is available by making arrangements with Ms. Scott prior to the time needed. Please note that this time is subject to change due to meetings and other duties that take place throughout the school year.
UPDATE: Even though students are learning from home, they are still able to checkout books! Please see this tutorial for placing a book on hold for checkout: https://tinyurl.com/put-book-on-hold
To see what books are in Wilson's library, search our catalog: http://043.catalog.pisd.edu/
To request a book, use this Google form: https://forms.gle/LdbRJS7wGbSthVVj8