Information for Parents - Pre 2017
In working to keep these pages approachable, we've moved articles older than 2017 to this page. There is still powerful content here.
Cox, Robin Overby. "How to Kill a School Library: 10 Easy Steps." School Library Journal, 4 Dec. 2013. This may have an older date, but it is still right on target.
Hansen, Sidra. “Student Article: Not Just a Room with Books” (Lakeside High School, Hot Springs AR) (Library Media Tech Talk, January 14, 2015).
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.
McGill-Franzen , Anne; Natalia Ward, Maria Cahill. “ Summers: Some Are Reading, Some Are Not! It Matters.” (The Reading Teacher 69(6) 2016).
School Libraries – Reinvented? Building a Culture of Collaboration to support student and educator success! by Judi Moreillon (Edublogs, 5 Jan. 2015).
Stansbury, Meris. "Are Librarians the Key to a Future Ready School?". Transform Your School Library, Mackin, Dec. 2016.
Moreillon, Judi. 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)
Polos, Susan. “View: School Librarians Serve the Whole Child.” (Lohud, The Journal News, March 26, 2016).
Roncevic, Mirela. “Are you a ‘reader’ when listening to an audiobook? Yes, of course.” (No Shelf Required blog, June 20, 2016).
Schott, Paul. "School Libraries Not What They Used to Be" (Greenwich Time, January 31, 2015).
villagegreennj. “Op Ed: School Librarians are Essential to Student Achievement.” (The Village Green of Maplewood & South Orange, April 20, 2016).
Whitehead, Tiffany. “Top Ten Things Your Librarian Can Do For You.” (EveryLibrary Facebook page, Aug. 1, 2016) An infographic.
Williams, Yohuru. Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools (Huff Post Education, The Blog, Jan. 2, 2015).
Articles before 2014
DeNisco, Alison. "School Librarian Cutbacks Widen the Digital Divide" (District Administration, August 2014).
"How Parents can Advocate for Quality School Library Programs" from the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (Prepared by Debra E. Kachel for the PaPTA Conference April 5, 2014)
Johnson, Doug blog post: "School Libraries - A Student Right" (The Blue Skunk Blog, July 4, 2013)
"All students have the right to a well-staffed, well-stocked, and up-to-date physical and virtual school library that..."
Moran, Mark. "Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google" . (Forbes, March 22, 2010).
Owen, Wendy. Beaverton parent pushes for the return of strong school libraries by Wendy Owen (Oregon Live in the Oregonian, Dec. 13, 2014).
Stripling, Barbara. "Standing Up for School Libraries: Trusted Resource Under Siege by budget cuts, testing restraints" (Our Children, The National PTA Magazine, April/May 2014) [NOTE: Stripling was ALA President in 2014.]
"Why Friends and Trustees should advocate for school libraries: A top 10 list from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Advocacy Committee." (United for Libraries newsletter The Voice, Oct., 2012).