Looking Forward: Does a 21st-Century School Need a Library?

Does a 21st-century high-tech school need a library? Certainly a modern school doesn’t need the kind of library that has been the norm for the past 50 years because the world we live in now has much different needs for educating our students. But a School Library with a certified School Librarian is critical for meeting the needs of today’s youth. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Reasons Every School Needs a Real Librarian

Despite overwhelming evidence that school librarians positively impact student success, fewer schools than ever have them. Recent articles have revealed: Less than 50% of New York City public schools have librarians. Less than 40% of Chicago Public Schools have librarians; only 32% … Continue reading

Looking Forward 2> FREE Digital Curation Tools

For more than 20 years, the School Librarian has been regarded as a “tech guru” in education. We quickly brought digital devices into our libraries (computers, iPods, iPads, Kindles), we promptly implemented online information services (library catalogs, databases, e-books), and early on we … Continue reading