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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Revisiting the Impact of School Libraries

Today, in this time of the year where it's easy to feel tired and unmotivated, especially as we're all stretched so thin, I revisited some of the resources that document measurable impacts of school libraries and librarians on students. Reading these studies and position statements renews my long held belief that a democratic society is highly dependent on the intellectual, emotional, and physical access to information and stories. Having a purpose fuels my motivation, especially a purpose as important as the fate of the free world. At least that's how I like to think of it. For your motivational reading pleasure:

Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students
AASL's Postition Statement On the Role Of Librarians in Reading
Scholastic's Publication "Libraries Work!"