Linda Campillo Supports School Libraries

Linda Campillo Woodrow Wilson High School Library, Portland, OR Why are School Libraries Important? According to research done in 2011 by the New York Comprehensive Center, school libraries have helped to improve teacher effectiveness through collaboration; greatly enhanced literacy skills and resulted in higher performance on standardized assessments for elementary students; increased graduation rates for … Continue reading Linda Campillo Supports School Libraries

Carol Dinges Supports School Libraries

Carol Dinges Lebanon Public library Why are School Libraries Important? As a public librarian, I want to emphasize that the public library cannot replace a school library, and while public librarians do a great job of helping children find just the right book or resource, we cannot provide the in-depth information literacy instruction that a … Continue reading Carol Dinges Supports School Libraries

Jane Corry Supports School Libraries

Jane Corry Multnomah County Library Why are School Libraries Important? They not only foster a love of reading (the only place in schools that have the time to focus on that) and they are centers of not only technology but instruction in how to use and evaluate the information they come across, Navigating and evaluating … Continue reading Jane Corry Supports School Libraries

Nicole Pagowsky Supports School Libraries

Nicole Pagowsky University of Arizona Libraries Why are School Libraries Important? School libraries introduce K-12 students to information literacy when they most need it. If students are first learning about how to find, use, and evaluate information when they are coming into college, it's a big hurdle. With an enormous amount of info out in … Continue reading Nicole Pagowsky Supports School Libraries

Rachel Bridgewater Supports School Libraries

Rachel Bridgewater Portland Community College How Does the Work of School Libraries Impact Your Work as a Library Professional or Person? As a teaching librarian at a community college, I am very aware of the importance of school libraries and school librarians in helping to prepare students for college-level research and, indeed, with the skills … Continue reading Rachel Bridgewater Supports School Libraries