We have a nice children’s room at the public library….School libraries Public libraries• Users are the school • Users are the general public community (primarily (preK-grade 12, parents, students and teachers) adults interested in• Teaches information children’s literature) retrieval, evaluation and • Provides access to materials use for the community• Collaborates with teachers • Collection supports entire to develop and teach community including curriculum projects recreational reading,• Collection reflects the homework support curriculumhttp://mslaplanning.pbworks.com/f/SimDiff-color.pdf
Status of School Libraries inMassachusetts …. Depends on where you are!
We want to find out where things stand….. Bill H.2993 188th (Current) An Act creating a special commission on school library services in the Commonwealth By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2993) of Sean Garballey and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning school library serviceshttp://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/188/House/H2993 in the Commonwealth
Establish acommission to assess… • Which districts have school libraries • Staffing— professionals? • Collections— – print and nonprint – Age of materials • Spending on materials
Look at Pennsylvania!http://paschoollibraryproject.org/content.php?pid=289948&sid=3234452
• Awareness of school Our students library programs in need support our communities• Advocating at the local level to support library programs• MSLA Friends• Legislative support for bill H.2993 and S.1475