Information for Teachers
School Librarians are Learning Leaders
General Resources for Teachers
Hand, Dorcas. "Stronger Together: School Librarians and Teachers." ATPE Blog, Association of Texas Professional Teachers, 12 Apr. 2018.
Gregory, Jamie. "Collaborating With Your School Librarian: Ten ways to work with your highly trained colleagues in the library to enhance literacy instruction." Edutopia, 30 July 2018.
Heath, Chip, and Dan Heath. "10 Big Ideas: The Secret to Student Engagement." EdWeek, 10 Jan. 2018.
Kagan, Oleg. "7 Insidious Myths About Libraries and Reading (the first two kill me)." Medium, EveryLibrary, 19 Oct. 2018.
Hutchinson, Elizabeth. "Why Do Teachers Need School Librarians? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself." ElizabethHutch, 7 Nov. 2017.
Yorio, Kara. "A Fifth Grader's Mission To Save His School's Librarian." School Library Journal, 24 May 2018.
Band, Barbara. "Having an Overview - The Unique Position of a School Librarian." Library Stuff, 7 Sept. 2016.
Zeiger, Stacy. "4 Ways Libraries Benefit Kids." Help Teaching Blog, 26 Mar. 2018.
Hunt, Jonathan. "Advocate This, Not That!" School Library Journal, 2 Jan. 2018, . Equity and access, not reading. Curriculum and instruction, not information literacy. College and career readiness, not ed tech. Universal Design for Learning, not collection development.
SLJ, editor. "The Advocate's Toolbox." http://advocacy.slj.com/, edited by SLJ and Capstone, School Library Journal. This is a growing collection of articles about libraries and Makerspaces for you to use as examples and background knowledge when telling your story.
Paschal, Maureen. "This School Librarian Teaches Students About (Actual) Fake News. Here’s How Parents Can, Too." On Parenting, Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2017.
Nemec-Loise, Jenna. "500 Words on School Libraries." News, North Shore Country Day School (Winnetka IL), 25 Apr. 2018.
Long, Cindy. "Not Your Grandfather’s School Library." NEA Today, National Education Association, 6 Dec. 2017.
Moran, Mark. "A “To Be” List for School Librarians." Blog, SweetSearch, 9 Nov. 2017.
Hutchinson, Elizabeth. "Why Do Teachers Need School Librarians? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself." Libraries, Schools, Social Media and Lots More..., 7 Nov. 2017.
ISD Editorial Board. "Editorial: Support Our K-12 School Librarians." Iowa State Daily [Ames], 6 Apr. 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.
Whiitehead, Tiffany. “Top Ten Things Your Librarian Can Do For You.” (EveryLibrary Facebook page, Aug. 1, 2016) An infographic.
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.
"Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians." by Georgia Phillips (Connect to Teacher Librarians. July 19, 2015).
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 a 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 - A Student Right." by Doug Johnson (Blue Skunk Blog, 4 July 2013.
"Principal Support for the Teacher Librarian, what is it? And How to Get it?" from "The World of Mrs C: A Glimpse into the mind of a New Scheme Teacher, Carer, Tutor and Student" (posted in Teacher Librarianship, Dec. 8, 2013) [Tagged: Australian Library and Information Association, Collaboration, Librarian,School library, Teacher, Teacher-librarian.]
"Don't Overlook Your School Librarian, They're the Unsung Heroes of Literacy" by Sally Dring (The Teacher's Blog, The Guardian US edition, September 18, 2014)
For Teachers, from the Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians blog edited by Georgia Phillips in consultation with other members of The Hub: Campaign for Quality School Libraries in Australia.
Harris, Kathleen Murray. "How to Write Emails That Actually Get Answered." Real Simple, 31 July 2017.
Other Organizations to Watch
"Educating a Child in 2018: Teachers & School Librarians Partnering for Student Success." by Texas Association of School Librarians, 2018. PDF file. Written for use at conference booths hosted by Texas Association of School Librarians, and for distribution by TASL membership wherever useful.
Community Voices for Public Education
From their website, "Houston Community Voices for Public Education (CVPE) is a local organization of parents, educators, students, and community members working together to strengthen Houston’s public school system so that all children have access to a high quality public education."
Teacher-Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning, a video from the Washington [state] Library Media Association published early in 2013. HISD school libraries could and should look like these! Funding is not stronger in Washington state, but priorities are different.