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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 i nhow 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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