LIBRARY
SERVICES
Susan VanDeWater
Do you remember any of these?
Today’s Favorites
Position Statement by AASL
Reading is a foundational skill for 21st-century
learners. Guiding learners to become engaged a...
My Mission
My goals are to help students become:
• Critical thinkers
• Enthusiastic readers
• Skillful researchers
• Ethic...
Why are students in the library?
• Access the
Internet
• Homework
• Group work
• Meet friends
• Find books
More than Books
• Information Literacy
– How to find information and determine if it’s
accurate
Retrieved from http://www....
More than Books
• Technology
– How to access information
– Digital Citizenship
• Ethical use of information
• Online safet...
Programs
• Accelerated
Reader(AR)
• Book Club
• Book Fairs
• Library Assistant
• Robotics Club
• School-wide
Read-a-thon
Working with Teachers
• Research projects
• Find resources to
augment lessons
in the classroom
and in the library
• Brains...
Working with Parents
• Online catalog for at-home access
• Library website
• Electronic newsletter
Volunteer at the
Librar...
Questions?
References
AASL. (2014). Position Statement on the School
Librarian's Role in Reading Position Statement on
the School Lib...
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  1. 1. LIBRARY SERVICES Susan VanDeWater
  2. 2. Do you remember any of these?
  3. 3. Today’s Favorites
  4. 4. Position Statement by AASL Reading is a foundational skill for 21st-century learners. Guiding learners to become engaged and effective users of ideas and information and to appreciate literature requires that they develop as strategic readers who can comprehend, analyze, and evaluate text in both print and digital formats. Learners must also have opportunities to read for enjoyment as well as for information. School librarians are in a critical and unique position to partner with other educators to elevate the reading development of our nation’s youth (AASL, 2014).
  5. 5. My Mission My goals are to help students become: • Critical thinkers • Enthusiastic readers • Skillful researchers • Ethical users of information – Empowering Learners, ALA The library is open before school, after school, and during
  6. 6. Why are students in the library? • Access the Internet • Homework • Group work • Meet friends • Find books
  7. 7. More than Books • Information Literacy – How to find information and determine if it’s accurate Retrieved from http://www.levlane.com/blog/?p=1499
  8. 8. More than Books • Technology – How to access information – Digital Citizenship • Ethical use of information • Online safety Visit my blog!
  9. 9. Programs • Accelerated Reader(AR) • Book Club • Book Fairs • Library Assistant • Robotics Club • School-wide Read-a-thon
  10. 10. Working with Teachers • Research projects • Find resources to augment lessons in the classroom and in the library • Brainstorm new ideas
  11. 11. Working with Parents • Online catalog for at-home access • Library website • Electronic newsletter Volunteer at the Library! • Friends of the School Library • Book Fairs
  12. 12. Questions?
  13. 13. References AASL. (2014). Position Statement on the School Librarian's Role in Reading Position Statement on the School Librarian's Role in Reading. Retrieved from American Association of School Libraries: http://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/resources/ position-statements/reading-role American Library Association. (2014). Parent Advocate Toolkit. Retrieved from American Association of School Libraries: http://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/tools/toolkits/ parent-advocate
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