My Philosophy:

    I believe that knowledge is power, and that a librarian’s primary responsibility is to ensure that every student has access to knowledge, in the form of books, technology, and information.

    I believe that a librarian should foster a love of reading.  Reading is truly a window to the world, and it is fundamental to learning and personal growth.

    I believe that a librarian should promote learning through inquiry, providing opportunities to learn, experiment, and collaborate in a variety of ways.

    I believe that a librarian should teach ethical behavior in the use of information, that students should be taught how to find and use information of all kinds in a responsible and safe way.

    I believe that a librarian must provide and advocate for equitable access to information.  Librarians must enforce intellectual freedom: the freedom to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.


    Jennifer Barns


    Librarian, Rivera Elementary

    (940) 369-3812  |  jbarns@dentonisd.org

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