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The Office of Media Services

Ms. Bobbie Flynn

Senior Coordinator

800 East City Hall Ave. | Room 1004 | Norfolk, VA 23510

(phone) (757) 628-3895 | (757) 628-3812 (fax)


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

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 is 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 skill that will enable them to learn on their own
  •     Learning has a social context
  •     School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills


  •     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


Norfolk Public Schools

800 E. City Hall Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23510




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NPS’ Mission

The mission of Norfolk Public Schools, the cornerstone of a proudly diverse community, is to ensure that all students maximize their academic potential, develop skills for lifelong learning and are successful contributors to a global society, as distinguished by:
• Courageous advocacy for all students
• Family and community investment
• Data-driven personalized learning
• Strong and effective leadership teams
• Shared responsibility for teaching and learning
• Access to rigorous and rewarding college and career readiness opportunities