School Libraries and Learning http://wordle.net. Why are school libraries essential? Information Literacy Self-Direction Critical Thinking & Reasoning.

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Slide 1 School Libraries and Learning http://wordle.net Slide 2 Why are school libraries essential? Information Literacy Self-Direction Critical Thinking & Reasoning Invention Collaboration Slide 3 Literacy Dr. Stephen Krashen: The Case for Libraries & Librarians Invited Paper, Submitted to the Obama-Biden Education Policy Working Group, December, 2008 Research shows that better public and school libraries are related to better reading achievement. The reason for this is obvious: Children become better readers by reading more (Krashen, 2004), and the library is a major source of books for children. Krashen, Dr. Stephen D. http://sdkrashen.com/articles/case_for_libraries/index.htmlhttp://sdkrashen.com/articles/case_for_libraries/index.html Slide 4 Literacy Dr. Stephen Krashen: The Case for Libraries & Librarians Invited Paper, Submitted to the Obama-Biden Education Policy Working Group, December, 2008 Research shows that better public and school libraries are related to better reading achievement. The reason for this is obvious: Children become better readers by reading more (Krashen, 2004), and the library is a major source of books for children. Krashen, Dr. Stephen D. http://sdkrashen.com/articles/case_for_libraries/index.htmlhttp://sdkrashen.com/articles/case_for_libraries/index.html Slide 5 Literacy Better Libraries = Better Reading Scores Study after study has shown that library quality (number of books available or books per student) is related to reading achievement at the state, national, and international level, even when researchers control for the effects of poverty. Lance, 1994, McQuillan, 1998, Elley, 1992, Krashen, Lee and McQuillan, 2008 Krashen, Dr. Stephen D. http://sdkrashen.com/articles/case_for_libraries/index.htmlhttp://sdkrashen.com/articles/case_for_libraries/index.html Slide 6 Literacy Providing access to books is necessary but is not sufficient: Not all children who have access to libraries take full advantage of them (Peck, 2000, Celano and Neuman, 2008). Keith Curry Lance's studies confirm that the presence of librarians and overall staffing contributes to reading achievement independent of other measures of library quality. The most obvious way librarians contribute is helping children find books, in addition to selecting books and other materials for the library, and collaborating with teachers. Krashen, Dr. Stephen D. http://sdkrashen.com/articles/case_for_libraries/index.htmlhttp://sdkrashen.com/articles/case_for_libraries/index.html Slide 7 Literacy Providing access to books is necessary but is not sufficient: Not all children who have access to libraries take full advantage of them (Peck, 2000, Celano and Neuman, 2008). Keith Curry Lance's studies confirm that the presence of librarians and overall staffing contributes to reading achievement independent of other measures of library quality. The most obvious way librarians contribute is helping children find books, in addition to selecting books and other materials for the library, and collaborating with teachers. Krashen, Dr. Stephen D. http://sdkrashen.com/articles/case_for_libraries/index.htmlhttp://sdkrashen.com/articles/case_for_libraries/index.html Slide 8 Librarians Help Students Learn How They Learn Best Support different learning styles, abilities, and needs Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan (2008) Everyone Wins: Differentiation in the School Library. http://www.ssla.ca/medium_articles/submissions/pdf/winter2008_pdf/everyone_wins_nov282008_ckoechlin andszwaan.pdf Slide 9 Librarians Help Students Learn How They Learn Best Library collection meets diverse needs and interests Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan (2008) Everyone Wins: Differentiation in the School Library. http://www.ssla.ca/medium_articles/submissions/pdf/winter2008_pdf/everyone_wins_nov282008_ckoechlin andszwaan.pdf Slide 10 Librarians Help Students Learn How They Learn Best Variety of work spaces available to students Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan (2008) Everyone Wins: Differentiation in the School Library. http://www.ssla.ca/medium_articles/submissions/pdf/winter2008_pdf/everyone_wins_nov282008_ckoechlin andszwaan.pdf Photo by Buffy Hamilton. The Unquiet Library. http://theunquietlibrary.wordpress.com/ Slide 11 Librarians Help Students Learn How They Learn Best 24/7 access through virtual library resources Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan (2008) Everyone Wins: Differentiation in the School Library. http://www.ssla.ca/medium_articles/submissions/pdf/winter2008_pdf/everyone_wins_nov282008_ckoechlin andszwaan.pdf Rampart High School Web Page, Academy District 20. Carolyn Payne, Library Media Specialist. Slide 12 The Research Process Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan (2008) Everyone Wins: Differentiation in the School Library. http://www.ssla.ca/medium_articles/submissions/pdf/winter2008_pdf/everyone_wins_nov282008_ckoechlina ndszwaan.pdf Photo by Playful Librarian, FlickrFlickr Slide 13 The Product Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan (2008) Everyone Wins: Differentiation in the School Library. http://www.ssla.ca/medium_articles/submissions/pdf/winter2008_pdf/everyone_wins_nov282008_ckoechlina ndszwaan.pdf Slide 14 Classroom = Library Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan (2008) Everyone Wins: Differentiation in the School Library. http://www.ssla.ca/medium_articles/submissions/pdf/winter2008_pdf/everyone_wins_nov282008_ckoechlina ndszwaan.pdf Slide 15 Library = Classroom Photo by Liz Lawley. Available under CC license on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/liz/3156275/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/liz/3156275/ Slide 16 Information Literacy: How do you find answers to your questions? Access Evaluate Use Slide 17 Did You Know? 1. How many items do you think were checked out from this library last school year? A. 1,575 B 9,575 C 11,575 D 13,575 2. How many visits do you think were made to the library last year? A. 1,575 B 9,575 C 11,575 D 13,575 3. Colorados Standardized Test, CSAP, assesses information literacy skills. True of False? 4. Many items Colorado students had the most difficulty with in the Reading assessment were information literacy skills True or False? Slide 18 Lifelong Learning