Our school libraries are an incredible asset to our schools, acting as the hub of inquiry and helping to promote the enjoyment of reading. In a time when there is more information at our fingertips than ever, our teacher-librarians can support students in learning how to sift through and evaluate the vast amounts of info available.
Research shows a positive correlation between fully staffed and well-resourced libraries and student achievement, as well as a significant correlation between reading for enjoyment and the presence of a teacher librarian.
Lately, there has been a tremendous push to add makerspaces or STEM labs into Library Learning Commons. For many schools, this has been an incredible shift, allowing libraries to engage more students promoting curiosity and wonder. However, we need to be careful not to let the pendulum to swing a little too far in one direction. A few months ago, I was involved…
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