Information for Parents and Students
about School Libraries in HISD
Articles of Interest
Whiitehead, Tiffany. “Top Ten Things Your Librarian Can Do For You.” (EveryLibrary Facebook page, Aug. 1, 2016) An infographic.
Roncevic, Mirela. “Are you a ‘reader’ when listening to an audiobook? Yes, of course.” (No Shelf Required blog, June 20, 2016)
McGill-Franzen , Anne; Natalia Ward, Maria Cahill. “ Summers: Some Are Reading, Some Are Not! It Matters.” (The Reading Teacher 69(6) 2016)
Barack, Lauren. “Study Ties College Success to Students’ Exposure to a High School Librarian.” (SLJ Digital Shift blog, Sept. 19 2014 )
AASL. Position Statement on the School Librarian's Role in Reading. (AASL website, Revised, Sept. 1, 2010) Also look at related School Librarian’s Role in Reading Toolkit, linked in this document.
East Early Students Declare their Right to School Libraries (East Early College YouTube channel, April 16, 2016)
villagegreennj. “Op Ed: School Librarians are Essential to Student Achievement.” (The Village Green of Maplewood & South Orange, April 20, 2016)
Polos, Susan. “View: School Librarians Serve the Whole Child.” (Lohud, The Journal News, March 26, 2016)
Students Learn Better When Schools Keep Libraries. The TakeAway. by John Hockenberry. A radio interview with Sara Kelly Johns. (WNYC Radio and PRI, 16 July 2015). This interview happened in response to Debra Kachel's - listed next.piece about the losses of school libraries across the country
Kachel, Debra. "The Calamity of Disappearing School Libraries." (The Conversation US. 13 July 2015). The interview opens with a few great listener quotes on how the campus library was important to their maturation, and follows with Kelly Johns furthering the awareness of the good that comes from strong school libraries.
Hansen, Sidra. “Student Article: Not Just a Room with Books” (Lakeside High School, Hot Springs AR) (Library Media Tech Talk, January 14, 2015)
"Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google" by Mark Moran (Forbes 22 Mar. 2010)
School Libraries – Reinvented? Building a Culture of Collaboration to support student and educator success! by Judi Moreillon (Edublogs, 5 Jan. 2015).
"School Libraries Not What They Used to Be" by Paul Schott (Greenwich Time, January 31, 2015).
Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools by Yohuru Williams (Huff Post Education, The Blog, Jan. 2, 2015)
Judi Moreillon's REBUTTAL to School Libraries Reinvented (linked below): School Libraries - Reinvented (posted Jan. 5, 2015)
Top 10 of 2014, No. 1: Libraries, reinvented with links to 5 related articles. (eSchool News, Daily Tech News and Innovation, January 2, 2015)
Beaverton parent pushes for the return of strong school libraries by Wendy Owen (Oregon Live in the Oregonian, Dec. 13, 2014)
"School Librarian Cutbacks Widen the Digital Divide" by Alison DeNisco (District Administration, August 2014)
Author Cynthia Ramos is an HISD librarian and parent.
Ramos, Cynthia. “School Libraries for EQUITY: Do What’s Right for ALL Our Students.” (TASLTalks blog, June 1, 2016)
Look at articles about research demonstrating the importance of strong school libraries to strong student achievement.