The Office of Media Services

  • Library Media Services:

    Vision: The vision of the Office of Media Services is to provide support, instruction, and resources to library media staff empowering them to unleash their talents, ingenuity, and creativity to achieve the district vision.

    Mission: As an integral part of the instructional program of Norfolk Public Schools, the Office of Media Services is committed to:

    • working with other educators to design rigorous learning experiences that challenge students to achieve at high levels of performance   
    • providing instruction in the essential skills and habits necessary to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information
    • providing equitable access to current resources and information
    • providing lifelong learning experiences that encourage users to be discriminating consumers and skilled creators of information

    AASL Standards for the 21st - Century Learner

    Common Beliefs:

    • Reading is a window to the world
    • Inquiry provides a framework for learning
    • Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught
    • Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs
    • Equitable access is a key component for education
    • The definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources and technologies have changed
    • The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills that will enable them to learn on their own
    • Learning has a social context
    • School libraries are essential to increasing academic achievement


    • Inquire, think critically and gain knowledge
    • Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create knowledge
    • Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society
    • Pursue personal and aesthetic growth

Contact Information

  • Valerie Ford
    Senior Coordinator, Media Services
    Phone 757-628-3895


    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 4:30pm