"The Guardian (blog)School libraries: using data to boost student literacyThe Guardian (blog)We all know that the more you read the more fluent you become, which in turn leads not only to increased literacy skills but also to improved attainment in..." This is something that a lot of librarians have trouble with, and they need this information to support their programs!
Tamara Cox's insight:
Using data is vitally important to prove your worth to administrators.
Principals value their librarians. They also want them to be more visible leaders. Those are just two of the interesting findings from a recent survey of 102 media specialists and 67 principals. In fact, 90 percent of the administrators that we surveyed think we have a positive impact in schools—and a large number also feel that our jobs are important. That’s great news, considering only 65 percent of librarians in the study thought their bosses would recognize the valuable role we play.
A crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors. Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton.
Decades ago, one of the premier technological battles was between the Betamax and the VCR. The clear cut winner is arguably obsolete in this day and age, but there still remains technological wars to be won to this day.