What Strong School Librarians Do
Certified School Librarians are teachers with additional training and credentials that make them experts in supporting literacy and research for K-12 students.
Teachers who are assigned to staff libraries have some of these same skills, and can learn more on the job if they are interested.
Schools without libraries are missing an important component in the literacy program; these schools do not have a trained, passionate teacher to offer students a breadth of options they will enjoy to read as well as to teach them how to locate whatever information they may need, whether for academic assignments or for personal interest.
“Every single study out there has shown that having a librarian in the school increases academic performance and standardized test scores. Why are we not putting MORE librarians in the schools rather than less?”
(Huffington Post, August 26, 2013)