In our schools today, there are many Mrs. Spicers, teachers who work away from the spotlight, going about the business of inspiring their students to aspire to greatness. This is especially true of our school librarians.
ALA Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution during its annual meeting in Anaheim, CA, that reiterates the importance of certified media specialists to academic achievement and calls on all ALA divisions to support our nation's beleaguered school librarians.
This multimedia presentation was shown to CDE last month as an example of how highly effective school librarians can help teachers design meaningful, relevant 21st century skills units and projects for their students.
"This study adds to the evidence that all K–12 students need and deserve quality school library programs with full-time certified staff. Students are more likely to succeed when they have library programs that are well staffed, well funded, technologically well equipped, well stocked, and more accessible. And, the neediest learners may benefit the most from trained librarians and quality library programs."
Paula Busey, Teacher Librarian at Thunder Ridge High School, showcases the amazing projects and programs taking place in her library. This presentation was developed as part of her application for CDE's Highly Effective School Libraries Program.