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Libraries Transform: The Expert in the School Library: Communicate Your Expertise

Communicate your Expertise with Targeted Content

                                                                                               

 

School Librarians work with different stakeholders who need to understand the importance of school libraries in different ways.

  • Parents need to know that their students are gaining improved literacy skills, learning to love learning, and are discovering the importance of critical thinking.
  • Students need to know that the librarian will help them find what they need, whether it is pleasure reading or academic content - or even just information about which they are curious.
  • Teachers are interested in how school library services benefits their classroom curricula.
  • Principals and District Administrators need data and research that explains how libraries impact student achievement in positive ways.
  • Legislators, Policymakers and the broader Community also need data and research, but may also need to better understand what the librarian and library program actually do on a campus.

This article speaks to everyone: 

Stripling, Barbara K. "I’m an Expert”: School Libraries Build Enthusiastic Learners." American Libraries Digital Supplement, "School Libraries Transform", Sept.-Oct. 2014, pp. 4-5.

Here are additional targeted resources for each audience, live linked.

PARENTS & STUDENTS

TEACHERS

PRINCIPALS & DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS

LEGISLATORS, POLICYMAKERS & the COMMUNITY

PARENTS & STUDENTS

STUDENTS

PARENTS

​More resources can be found on the web page Information for Parents and Students about School Libraries in HISD, which is frequently updated.

PRINCIPALS & DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS

PRINCIPALS & DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS

More resources can be found on the web page Information for Principals & Administrators of HISD, which is frequently updated.

TEACHERS

TEACHERS

​More resources can be found on the web page Information for Teachers about School Libraries in HISD, which is frequently updated.

LEGISLATORS, POLICYMAKERS & the COMMUNITY

LEGISLATORS, POLICYMAKERS & the COMMUNITY

​More resources can be found on the web page Information for Policymakers about School Libraries in HISD, which is frequently updated.

 


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