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Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us - kappanonline.org. When schools have high-quality library programs and librarians who share their expertise with the entire school community, student achievement gets a boost.

Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us - kappanonline.org

Since 1992, a growing body of research known as the school library impact studies has consistently shown positive correlations between high-quality library programs and student achievement (Gretes, 2013; Scholastic, 2016). Data from more than 34 statewide studies suggest that students tend to earn better standardized test scores in schools that have strong library programs. Further, when administrators, teachers, and librarians themselves rated the importance and frequency of various library practices associated with student learning, their ratings correlated with student test scores, further substantiating claims of libraries’ benefits. Skeptics might assume that these benefits are associated mainly with wealthier schools, where well-resourced libraries serve affluent students. Librarians and student achievement References DEBRA E. LMC_MayJune12_WhatDoTLsTeach_Corrected_Poster.pdf. Three Strategies for When the Going Gets Tough.

When Lilead Fellow and former district library services supervisor Leslie Yoder faced staff cuts and low morale, she kept fighting.

Three Strategies for When the Going Gets Tough

Here's how. Lilead Fellow Leslie Yoder On the cork board near my desk is a green and white button that reads “Stand Up, Keep Fighting.” The buttons were handed out at the 2004 memorial service for our much-loved Minnesota senator Paul Wellstone, and mine has served me well in my role as a school library leader and activist. In 2014, when I was invited to lead the school library program at St. Lilead Fellow Leslie Yoder is the former district library services supervisor for Saint Paul Public Schools, the largest school district in Minnesota.

Get Print. Libraries are always evolving. These Superintendents Are Sold on Libraries. Four influential superintendents see libraries as catalysts for school success—and librarians as change agents in a disrupted learning landscape.

These Superintendents Are Sold on Libraries

Superintendents (clockwise from top left) Mat McRae, Karen Sullivan, Pam Moran, and Timothy Purnell at the SLJ Summit. “Contemporary learning starts with libraries,” said Pam Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County (VA) Public Schools, at the SLJ Leadership Summit last month in Washington, DC. When Moran looked to modernize her schools, she started with investment in the libraries. As she described the need for schools to be Future Ready, she and her peers on the stage illustrated that they rely on the value of libraries and librarians in helping them achieve their goals for their schools. Moran was joined on the panel by Mat McRae, superintendent, Swan Valley (MI) School District; Timothy Purnell, superintendent, Somerville (NJ) Public Schools; and Karen Sullivan, superintendent, Indian Prairie (IL) CUSD 204.

Rebecca T. SaveSaveSave. - International Society for Technology in Education. School Libraries Work! Library flyer download. School Librarians as Learning Leaders. 2016-2017 AASL president Audrey Church’s presidential initiative focused on furthering administrators’ understanding of the key role that strong school libraries and certified school librarians play in student learning.

School Librarians as Learning Leaders

Members of the Presidential Initiative Task Force curated selected quality resources that demonstrate the important instructional role of librarians in 21st century schools. Please utilize these products created by the Task Force to inform principals and other stakeholders that school librarians are learning leaders. June 2017 AASL Advocacy & Legislation Coalition Call ArchiveAudrey and Presidential Initiative Task Force Members Deb Levitov, Michelle Folk, and Priscille Dando introduce the initiative and resources.

#SchoolLibrariansTransformStudentLearning #AdvocacyBeginsWithEachOfUs. School Libraries & ESSA. Tools. School Librarians as Learning Leaders 2016-2017 AASL president Audrey Church’s presidential initiative focused on furthering administrators’ understanding of the key role that strong school libraries and certified school librarians play in student learning.

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Members of the Presidential Initiative Task Force curated selected quality resources that demonstrate the important instructional role of librarians in 21st century schools. School Libraries Transform Learning This digital magazine produced by AASL in partnership with American Libraries, is designed to be shared with parents, colleagues, administration, and policymakers. Includes the School Librarians Transform Learning infographic. Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books, get your FREE School Library Advocacy Pack through the ALA Online Store. Articles “Digital Native ≠ Digital Literacy” written by AASL members Ann M. Brochures Infographic Infographic Additional Resources Infographic & Additional Resources Posters Toolkits. SDSL FutureReady 2017. School Libraries. Library Outreach/ LSTA | School Libraries back to top 21st Century School Libraries The South Dakota State Library, a division of the Department of Education, formally and annually recognizes schools with libraries that meet the characteristics of a 21st Century school library through its program, place, and professional.

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ARTICLE: How to Speak Administrator -SLJ.