California School Libraries Make a Difference!

Numerous studies have shown conclusively direct correlation between student achievement and school library programs led by dually credentialed Teacher Librarians. Attached are link to research summaries, articles and evidence for "talking points" to share as "Best Sellers" for strong school libraries.

California School Libraries Make a Difference 2008 by Dr. Doug Achterman, University of North Texas, December 2008
The Halves, Haves and Have-Nots: School Libraries and Student Achievement in California Research dissertation link

School Libraries Work 2008! (.pdf 28pp. Scholastic Publishing

Ask a Teacher Librarian video
LAUSD Teacher Librarian's created a video sharing just some of the numerous ways that we provide instruction in the school library, often the largest integrated classroom on campus.

California Model School Library Standards

Why School Libraries? Video by Dr. Joyce Valenza, Springfield Township High School

Saving the Google students by Sara Scribner, a librarian at Blair International Baccalaureate School, a public middle and high school in Pasadena, CA. The article appeared in the Los Angeles Times Opinion section on March 21, 2010.

What Today's College Students Say about Conducting Research in the Digital Age by Alison J. Head, Ph.D. and Michael B. Eisenberg, Ph.D.

//Pr////imary Sources:America's Teachers on America's Schools// published by Scholastic and the Gates Foundation which asked the following question: "Where do your students get books for their independent reading most often?"

AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Standards for the 21st Century Learner

Library 2.0: Enter the Teacher Librarian Enthusiast by Natasha Wanchek published in T.H.E. Journal describes the changing library and the implementation of Web 2.0 tools.