At the Jacksboro Independent School Libraries, we are committed to inspiring a love of reading within students. When reading becomes a habit of mind, students have a greater chance of success in school and in life. They go beyond decoding and comprehension to interpretation, and ultimately develop new understandings about the world around them.
Furthermore, we seek to develop educational technology and research skills while fostering in our students a lifelong passion for learning. Students who successfully use technology to acquire information are more likely to lead successful, meaningful lives in the 21st century.
Finally, we endeavor to support the curricular, informational, recreational, and research needs of students and faculty members by maintaining a collection that is both multi-ethnic and multimedia. All children deserve equitable access to information, and the school library can provide the resources and tools required for learning in a warm, stimulating and safe environment.
Liz Hollis is the library assistant at the Jacksboro Middle School Library. She has been employed by Jacksboro Independent School District for two years. Liz has been married to Sean for seven years, and together they are raising two precious children. Liz is passionate about family, animals, and books. Encouraging children to read is just one of her many gifts. Jacksboro Middle School and its students are blessed to have Liz on campus.
Ginger Spiller is the librarian at Jacksboro Middle School and Jacksboro High School. This is her twenty-ninth year to work in the Jacksboro Independent School District and her eighth year to work as a librarian. She has taught a variety of language arts classes from the sixth through eleventh grades. She is passionate about students, education, and reading. She truly believes in the value of a great library and takes to heart the quote by Former U.S. Commissioner of Education, Harold Howe-- “What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education.”