Schools Need Libraries & Librarians
15 Reasons Why!
Libraries & Librarians are necessary because.....
- Need a book to read? Librarians can give you suggestions!
- Librarians love to collaborate with teachers to create inquiry based lesson plans!
- Have a plagiarism problem? Librarians can help you write it in your own words.
- Visit the library from home! Libraries have several e-books and electronic databases that you can access from home.
- Stuck on Wikipedia? A librarian can help you fine credible resources!
- Librarians make citing a source fast and easy!
- Not a Super Googler? Librarians can help you search the web and databases with (almost) lightning speed!
- Need both sides of the story? Librarians can help you with that!
- Looking for a cozy, judgement free place in school? Visit the library!
- Libraries have plenty of room for you to work collaboratively with other students.
- Research shows that schools with strong libraries contribute to student achievement.
- Librarians are tech savvy and love to share their knowledge and skills.
- Through collection development, librarians weed out old materials and add materials that compliment the state standards and will engage student interest,
- Want to be more creative with your assignments and projects? A librarian can help you with that.
- Librarians are more than shushers!
American Library Association. (2013). Crosswalk of the Common Core Standards and the Standards for the 21st- Century Learner. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/commoncorecrosswalk
Common Core State Standards Initiative. (2012). Implementing the Common Core State Standards. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org
Fumarolo, Monica. "Five Truths About Librarians." Youtube. YouTube, LLC, 25 May 2012. Web.
Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement. (October 2011). New York Comprehensive Center. Retrieved from http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/nyla/nycc_school_library_brief.pdf
South Carolina Department of Education. (2013). Common Core State Standards. Retrieved from http://ed.sc.gov/agency/programs-services/190/
* Pictures are of Burke HS students who gave M. Brandon permission to use the photos for this project.