I want to reintroduce you to George Bailey. In It’s a Wonderful Life, he learned what life would be like in Bedford Falls if he’d never been born. It turns out, the loss of George would have created a completely different, far less successful community.
2. It’s a wonderful life! Springfield Township has a strong library program
4. But what if . . . ?
5. there were no 21st Century library program?
6. No traditional front door
7. No alternate front door
8. everywhere anytime
9. Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life . Liberty Films. 1946 .
10. <ul><li>The average age of books </li></ul><ul><li>in local school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>is 25 years. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Berks, Bucks, Beaver, and Luzerne regional survey. Follett, 2007) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
11. Edwards, Ali. “Books.” 12 June 2006. Flickr Creative Commons Pool. 28 Mar. 2008.< http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliedwards/543067160/>.
12. Nearly 40% of all PA public schools are without a librarian and school library. (estimated 2006-07 data, there are 3,568 public schools and 2,248 school librarians)
13. In Philadelphia, more than 75% of the city’s 265 public schools do not have a librarian or a library.
17. Collection BLOGS WIKIBOOKS e-books RSS feeds Streamed media databases audiobooks online survey tools major web portals books learning objects search engines
77. the best in children’s and young adult literature.
78. pursue personal & aesthetic growth independent reading viewing listening author visits school-wide reading initiatives poetry slams galleries of student work video book trailers collections that meet needs of all learners book fairs review blogs podcast reviews book clubs booktalks
84. School librarians are active participants in ensuring the success of the Governor’s CCF technology initiative.
85. NO EXTRA FUNDING REQUIRED!
86. So, aren’t computers enough?
88. Students share their feelings about their library.
90. School libraries are not just a nice extra.
91. School libraries are a core educational service.
92. All Pennsylvania students deserve an equitable education.
93. Every Pennsylvania student deserves the services of an on-site licensed library media specialist.
95. Where would you want your kids to go to school?
96. The learners of our state need your support.
97. They need your action.
98. More than 18 studies, replicated in states across the country . . . Library Research Service <http://lrs.org>.
99. show student achievement increases an average of 10%-20%
100. when school library media centers are staffed with certified school librarians.
101. This is the point in the movie,
102. George loses hope .
103. George Bailey meant a lot to those around him, to all those he touched.
104. <ul><li>School library programs mean a lot to learners and teachers. </li></ul>
105. <ul><li>Don’t let them die. </li></ul>
106. “ Harry Travers and James Stewart.” It’s a Wonderful Life . 1946. MPTV.net <http://www.netropolisusa.biz/mptv/cgi-bin/imageFolio.cgi?search=it%27s%20a%20wonderful%20life&img=0&cat=&bool=and>.