By Brian Kenney, Editor-in-Chief of School Library Journal
"Are schools adequately preparing students for future challenges?
Not if districts keep cutting school librarians’ jobs and slashing their budgets. For some much-needed ammunition, check out “School Libraries, Now More Than Ever” a position paper produced by Rutgers University’s Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL). It defends the need for media specialists with five decades of research proving that school libraries help boost student achievement."
View the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries' website at http://cissl.scils.rutgers.edu/index.html and read up on the position paper. You can view School Library Journal here.
This couldn't be more important! Maybe this can be a resource in drafting the school library's role in your school improvement plan?