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Students Need Libraries in HISD - Our Mission
Every HISD student deserves a full time certified school librarian and a fully stocked library. The mission of Students Need Libraries in HISD is to make this happen by persistently providing information to the HISD School Board, HISD librarians and their stakeholders students, parents, community residents as well as campus and district personnel.
The videos below illustrate the many facets of strong school libraries as stated by principals and other school administrators, teachers, and even HISD students.
From Jigsaw with a Missing Piece: "“A teacher librarian isn’t just for childhood. It’s for life.”" StudentsNeedLibraries/Australia, October 2018. These folks have a StudentsNeedLibraries channel.
Published on Apr 4, 2014
Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Texas Library Association, Demco, and the Dean's Research Funds (College of Professional Education, Texas Woman's University).
This video from the Washington Library Association was published in early 2013. HISD school libraries could and should look like these! Funding is not stronger in Washington state, but priorities are different.
This video inclides HISD librarians. Thanks, Capstone.
A video from the Washington Library Association published in early 2013. HISD school libraries could and should look like these! Funding is not stronger in Washington state, but priorities are different.
HISD East Early College
offers this student statement of their Right to a Library.
School Libraries: Welcome to the 21st Century Classroom, a video about why school libraries matter by New Jersey Association of School Librarians (2015)
PLA (Public Library Association). Libraries Transform. (YouTube, May 5, 2015)