School libraries shelve book-boosting plans as more student research goes online The Sun WILMINGTON -- When the Wilmington High School library got rid of around 5,000 of its books, leaving just a few shelves full, one teacher suggested to librarian...
Simply put, students suffer when they don’t have adequate resources—and, in particular, we’ve found that student achievement suffers when schools lack libraries that are staffed by full-time librarians. “Nearly every public school in Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties has a library with certified staff, which has been proven to increase student reading and comprehension,” notes Kintisch. “In contrast, most public schools in Philadelphia do not employ a certified librarian, and more than 140 do not have a library.”
This project’s aim is to explore ways in which school librarians can use DL open content to expand and enrich the school library’s resource base and instructional support. This project uses the newest web-based technologies to help school librarians identify DL open content, integrate open content metadata into their OPACs, and help use open content for learning.
This video shows the contribution an effective school library can make to the educational, creative, emotional and reading development of children and young people-and the aspects of design that can enable this. It also signposts case studies and practical guidance to support library design.
This is for all school librarians involved in school library design and development, especially a new build.
More than half of Philadelphia's public schools are currently without a library. And according to the recent Pennsylvania School Library Study, a comprehensive study of school library services in publicly funded K–12 schools, ...
Herring (2007) takes a realistic an inspiring view of the overall role of TLs, suggesting that “school libraries are integral to today's schools and teacher librarians will continue to have a key role in the education of their school's students if...
Glenda Morris's insight:
2 good references to follow up 4 professional reading - Lamb & Purcell
This board explores the diverse voices in the school library debate. As budgets get cut, libraries often disappear. Since April is School Library Month, consider these perspectives & decide whether you consider them essential or expendable.
See on Scoop.it – Student Learning through School Libraries Summaries key research findings on school library impact. Infographics are a powerful way of presenting a central argument visually. An excellent dissemination strategy for EBP initiatives.
Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students, created by the AASL Legislation Committee, is freely available for download by members of the media and general public provided no alterations are made. Additional resources are also available.