S: Welcome to the library by Sherrie Orr
BC: Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School LIbrary Media Programs. Ed. Librarians, American Association of School. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.Standards For the 21st –Century Learner in Action. Ed. Librarians, American Association of School. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009. Valenza, Joyce Kasman. Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians. http://bit.ly/kjOhOx. Accessed 21 June 2011. Images from microsoft.com | By Sherrie Orr
FC: The library is a portal to success!
1: “You understand that the library is not just a place to get stuff, it is a place to make stuff, collaborate on and share stuff. Not a grocery store, but a kitchen!” ~ Joyce Kasman Valenza
2: Librarians guide research, promote new ideas, teach new skills, search for up-to-date materials, instill a love of lifelong learning, and keep the joy of reading at the forefront.
3: Library Agenda
5: Collaboration I will collaborate with teachers and administrators to ensure that everyone's needs are met. By attending team meetings and conferencing with administration, I will provide library resources, trainings and anything else that will benefit my school.
6: Reading Support
7: A balance of multicultural, international, and multilingual materials will be maintained to entice continued reading interest from the possibly diverse student population. Current high interest materials will be displayed with series and genre binders. Book trailers, QR codes and book talks will be incorporated within the library.
8: Connecting with parents and community members
9: Community outreach means having the library available for meetings, trainings and mentoring.
10: One of the most important jobs of the library is to teach patrons about copyright, fair use, and ethical decision making.
11: Intellectual Freedom All library patrons will have the ability to have intellectual freedom within the boundaries set by the district.
13: "Today's students need to develop information skills that will enable them to use technology as an important tool for learning, both now and in the future." (AASL Standards)
14: Research shows that a well equiped library staffed with a certified librarian raises both standardized test scores and reading levels.
15: School Libraries Work! U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. 2008.
16: A 21st century library provides instruction that addresses multiple literacies, including information, media, visual and technology literacies. (Empowering Learners)
17: Guiding patrons through the new age of research, the library is an even more valuable resource.
18: As a librarian it is my job to promote the success of students, administrators, community, and teachers.