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Library Services

Melanie Bowen, Lead Elementary Librarian

Melanie Bowen
Lead Elementary Librarian

Amanda Hunt, Lead Secondary Librarian

Amanda Hunt
Lead Secondary Librarian


The mission of NBISD Libraries is to engage students by promoting literacy, empowering discovery, and inspiring a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.


NBISD libraries work with every student to build a community of passionate readers, lifelong learners, and innovators who help make the world around them a better place.

Collective Goals and Objectives or Commitments*:

School librarians serve many roles within the school community: leader, instructional partner, information specialist, teacher, and program administrator. We have established these guiding principles as a reflection of our values as librarians and professionals in NBISD.

As a campus LEADER, we will...

  • model a passionate love of reading.
  • defend literacy and intellectual freedom.
  • create a welcoming and supportive library space.
  • serve on decision making teams within the school community.
  • model life-long learning through professional development and continuous improvement.


  • collaborate with teachers to create engaging and authentic instructional opportunities and assessments.
  • provide the school community with a wide variety of print and online resources that meet curriculum needs.
  • encourage co-teaching between the librarian and classroom teacher.
  • collaborate with district technology specialists to integrate technology within the classroom and library.


  • provide leadership and expertise in acquiring and evaluating information resources.
  • model effective strategies for locating, accessing, and evaluating information within and beyond the library.
  • advocate for the use of library resources.
  • provide professional development opportunities for campus staff on available informational resources.
  • instruct patrons on the appropriate use of online resources including behavior within digital learning environments (digital citizenship).

As a TEACHER, we will...

  •  possess a solid understanding of the TEKS and district curriculum.
  •  hold students to high expectations for achievement and success.
  •  provide group instruction and individual guidance to students and staff at the point of need.
  •  utilize best practices and diverse teaching techniques to meet the needs of students of different backgrounds, demographics, cultures, and learning levels.


  •  develop and promote library policies and procedures.
  •  manage staff, budgets, equipment, and facilities.
  •  acquire, process, organize, distribute, maintain, and inventory library resources.
  •  provide a variety of opportunities for students and staff to connect to the library.
  •  plan, execute, and evaluate the program to ensure quality.

*Collective Commitments credit goes to Frisco ISD - Amanda Butler.

View the  to the Campus Library catalogs. Students may login by going to their ClassLink account.

View our online resources and a list of librarians and their contact information.

View our NBISD Library Book Selection Guide, aligned with our Board Policy.