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Review finds hundreds of LA school libraries without staff, shuttered ...

Review finds hundreds of LA school libraries without staff, shuttered ... | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
It took school board member Monica Ratliff's office months of phone calls to find out how many libraries do not have staff: 332. Now, she wants to get them reopened.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 23, 7:57 PM

Kudos to this board member!

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The need to shift and widen school library advocacy efforts - Gary Hartzell

"For more than twenty years, school librarians have focused the largest portion of their advocacy efforts on individual principals, superintendents, and board members, struggling to convince them that libraries should be integral and institutionalized elements of K-12 education. It hasn’t worked.
To do that librarians need to widen their advocacy efforts and give priority to two new targets: (1) the educational administration (Ed Ad) professors who shape beginning administrators’ perceptions and values and (2) the professional associations that have a powerful influence on how administrators approach their work challenges once they are in the field. In effect, this widening represents a shift from battling for current school leaders’ support to preemptively conditioning the next generation of administrators to support libraries as they take up their new responsibilities."

 

This is the direction that should be taken in Finland as well!


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Advocating for School Librarians: the peril and promise of school libraries | American Libraries Magazine

Advocating for School Librarians: the peril and promise of school libraries | American Libraries Magazine | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Yet the promise of libraries is in peril because school libraries are in crisis; a threat to one type of library is a threat to all libraries. School libraries across the country are at a critical point. On one hand, budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or de-professionalize school libraries. On the other hand, the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology have opened an unprecedented door to school librarian leadership."


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School libraries have taken a hit along the economy crisis in the US.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 14, 3:27 PM

The library community will feel the impact of the removal of school libraries in more ways than people think.

Lourense Das's curator insight, January 15, 5:03 AM

President Barbara Stripling: The peril and promise of school libraries #advocacy #schoollibraries

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USA | “Library Skills” = Information Literacy Skills = Common Core Skills

USA | “Library Skills” = Information Literacy Skills = Common Core Skills | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"USA | If you have not sat down yet with your downloaded copy of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with a highlighter in your hand, it’s time. And if you have, it’s time to read it again and for all of us to change our vocabulary. School librarians teach Common Core skills."


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