Every HISD student deserves a
full time librarian in a fully funded campus library.
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.
Available in booklet format for printing as well as full-page format with internal bookmarks for desktop access, this 2018 project offers all stakeholders a visual guide to the multi-faceted skill set of certified school librarians. Please share widely!
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.
Definition of an Effective School Library Program
Appropriate Staffing for School Libraries
Instructional Role of the School Librarian
Preparation of School Librarians
Role of the School Library Program
The Strategic Leadership Role of School Librarians
Common Core College- and Career-Readiness Standards
Confidentiality of Library Records
Digital Content and E-books in School Library Collections
Diversity in the Organization
Labeling Books with Reading Levels
Role of the School Librarian in Reading Development
Role of the School Librarian in Senior/Capstone Projects
School Librarian's Role in Reading
The School Library Supervisor
Support for National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification
Value of Independent Reading in the School Library Program
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)