The mission of the Walter M. Williams library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The library media specialists will seek to promote, inspire, and guide students toward a love of reading, a quest for knowledge, and a thirst for lifelong learning. The library media specialists will provide leadership, expertise, and advocacy in the use of technology, print, and electronic resources.
(Information Power and International Reading Associations)
The Williams High School Library is a student-centered library with over 20,000 items available for checkout. The collection includes both fiction and nonfiction books, reference books, audio and video tapes, CDs, DVDs, other audio-visual materials, and art prints. Newspapers and magazines, both current as well as back issues, are also available. Students and staff use the library to meet all curriculum needs. Open all day and during all three lunches, the library is dynamic, energetic, and vital to the academic success at Williams.
All items in the regular collection are checked out for two weeks. Reference books are checked out after school and are due back before first block the next school day. There is a fine of five cents per day for regular checkout items and 25 cents per day for reference books that are overdue. Damage fees will be charged for materials returned in a damaged condition.
The library is open from 7:45 AM until 4:00 PM (or later) Monday - Thursday and 7:45 AM until 3:30 PM on Friday.
Students may print from computers to a networked printer. The first three copies for school use are free; after three pages, each page is ten cents. All personal copies printed from a computer are ten cents per page.
Jillian Harper, Library Media Specialist