Information for Policymakers
School Librarians are Learning Leaders
General Resources for Policymakers
Resources older than 2017 appear on a separate page.
AASL. "National School Library Standards Crosswalk with Future Ready Librarians." standards.aasl.org, AASL, 2018.
Alexander, Patricia A., and Lauren M. Singer Trakhman. "The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world." Conversation, 3 Oct. 2017.
Evans, Maxwell. "Lawmakers Push to Require Librarians in Public Schools." Lansing City Pulse [Lansing MI], 11 May 2019.
Hauser, Christine. "Too Many Children in California Can’t Read, Lawsuit Claims." New York Times, 6 Dec. 2017.
Hutchinson, Elizabeth. "Why Do Teachers Need School Librarians? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself." ElizabethHutch, 7 Nov. 2017.
Kachel, Debra. "Who should teach our kids the difference between real and fake news? Our librarians." Penn Live, PA Media Group, 10 Feb. 2017.
Krashen, Stephen. "Credentialed school librarians: What the research says." 4 Sept. 2017. SKrashen, . Letter. Sent to the Chicago Tribune, Sept 4, 2017. Original article: Information literacy lost: Most CPS schools no longer have librarians
Lamonico, Melissa. "I also think it is time to stop pretending schools are worried about their student's reading skills if they do not make a full time certified librarian with a budget and support a priority #ReadingSummit." Twitter, 18 July 2019, 8:57 AM. Image quote: “Access to a full-time, degreed school librarian increases students’ test scores, closes the achievement gap, and improves writing skills.” (Lance, 2012).
Lewis, Melanie Ann. "A Collective Case Study to Examine Administrators' Instructional Leadership Perspective of the Role of Instructional Coaches and Teacher Librarians in California Public Schools." Scholars Commons, Liberty University, 2019.
Meyer, Susan. "School Libraries – More Important than Ever." Tech Notes, TCEA, 12 Apr. 2017
Moreillon, Judi. "Judi Moreillon: Missing School Librarians Means Lost Literacy Learning." Arizona Daily Star - Tucson, 3 Nov. 2017. Arizona Daily Star.
NEA. “Build Your School’s Opportunity Checklist.” NEA, 2019. Librarians are included in the “Quality Educators” section.
"New National School Library Standards Encourage Students to Explore, Collaborate, Engage." District Administration, 2 July 2018.
Qaimari, Nader. "The Importance of School Librarians: The President of Follett School Solutions Explains Why School Librarians Are Worth Fighting For." Publishers Weekly, 15 June 2018.
Singer, Stephanie. "School librarians are not a luxury in the digital age." Hunterdon County Feedback, NJ.com, 21 Feb. 2017.
Vercelletto, Christina. "Expert Advocacy Saves WA School Librarian Certification Requirement." School Library Journal, 6 Oct. 2017.
Wilkey, Erin. "10 Reasons School Librarians Are More Important than Ever." eSchool News, 30 May 2019.
Resources from AASL:
American Assn. of School Librarians
"School Librarians as Learning Leaders: An Administrator's Guide." AASL, ALA, Apr. 2017, PDF. An infographic format is also available; the content is the same.
School Librarians as Learning Leaders, part of the 2017-2018 AASL Presidential Initiative. Infographics, articles, reports and videos. Same information in an infographic format.
PODCAST: "Administrators and School Librarians: A Powerful Partnership for Schools and Learning." Education Talk Radio PreK-20, BlogTalkRadio, Inc., Apr. 2017. AASL's President Audrey Church with Deb Levitov, editor of Teacher Librarian magazine and Michelle Folk school librarian from Ft. Atkinson WI. Audrey is presenting her AASL Presidential Initiative, School Librarians as Learning Leaders. Deb and Michele served on her committee.
"Klein ISD: 90 Seconds with Bret, 04/04/2017." 90 Seconds with Bret, Klein ISD, 4 Apr. 2017. When's the last time you visited a library in Klein ISD? You may be surprised at what you see during your next visit! Hear Klein Superintendent Bret A. Champion extoll the virtues of Klein libraries.
NCTE. "Statement on Classroom Libraries." NCTE.org, edited by NCTE.
NEA. New Research Study Details Growth, Staffing, Resources Trends in School Library/Media Centers. NEA, 2016. National Education Association.