Our Mission

  • The mission of the Deerfield District 109 school library media program is to engage with other members of the school and global communities, empower students with the essential skills for using ideas and information effectively, and inspire them to become ethical users of information and lifelong learners. 

    Adapted from Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs by the American Association of School Librarians.

Our Team

  • The Shepard Middle School Learning Commons takes a team approach in supporting and assisting our community of learners in order to engage, inspire, and empower.


     Photo of Mrs. Trudeau in VR gear with Sphero and Mrs. Vaananen with Merge Cube and iPad           


    Mrs. Andrea Trudeau
    Library Information Specialist 


    Mrs. Linda Vaananen
    Library Media Center Assistant 


    For tech support, families may access 24/7 support via our network providers, Net56, at 847-934-8100, Option 2.