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Folks, If you are not tooting your own horn, who’s gonna do it for you???

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via Libraries, Schools, Social Media and lots more…: Self-promotion for school librarians: Do we need to write about it?

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Something Librarians have all known…

In this article from SLJ, Researchers  Irene C. Fountas, professor in the School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and Gay Su Pinnell, professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Ohio State University discuss an important part of choosing appropriate reads for kiddos.

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via Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level | School Library Journal

ACRL’s Report on the impact of Libraries on Student Success

This report was written for the Academic Library Journal, but holds relevance for school libraries as well.

From the article:

“Positive connections between the library and aspects of student learning and success in five areas are particularly noteworthy:

  1. Students benefit from library instruction in their initial coursework. Information literacy instruction provided to students during their initial coursework helps them perform better in their courses than students who do not.
  2. Library use increases student success. Students who used the library the library in some way (e.g., circulation, library instruction session attendance, online database access, study room use, interlibrary loan) achieved higher levels of academic success (e.g., GPA, course grades, retention) than students who did not use the library.
  3. Collaborative academic programs and services involving the library enhance student learning. Academic library partnerships with other campus units, such as the writing center, academic enrichment, and speech lab, yield positive benefits for students (e.g., higher grades, academic confidence, retention).
  4. Information literacy instruction strengthens general education outcomes. Library instruction improves students’ achievement of institutional core competencies and general education outcomes such as inquiry-based and problem-solving learning, including effective identification and use of information, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and civic engagement.
  5. Library research consultations boost student learning. One-on-one or small-group reference and research assistance with a librarian enhances academic success, as documented by such factors as student confidence, GPAs, and improved achievement on course assignments.”