NJ SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES’ SURVEY ON
Thank you to Iveth Mollinedo, Beth Thomas, Mary Moyer and Tricina Strong-Beebe for their participation.
Administrators on AASL Standards
Administrators on School Librarians Leading Collaboration
Administrators Partner with School Librarians
NJASL Advocacy Challenge
On the 1st Friday of every month to generate advocacy for YOUR school library, NJASL challenges school librarians to post information about their accomplishments in their school library.
Use whatever tool works best for you and your school library (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Newsletter, Webpage). Please remember to tag @NJASL and use hashtags #njasladvocacy and #njasl.
Looking forward to seeing #njasladvocacy Strong! Click on the link for Advocacy Challenge pertinent details.
American Library Association - Libraries Transform
Find free tools and resources on advocacy from http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/
NJASL 2017 Conference Presentation: Super Charge Your Advocacy
Presentation by Angela Coxen, NJASL Legislative Subcommittee and NJEA Liaison and Mary Moyer Stubbs, NJASL Consultant
Provides examples of ways to become an advocate for your school library; click on link to view the presentation
ESSA and School Librarians
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces the No Child Left Behind version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act with language that includes “effective school library programs.”
Opportunities for NJ School Library Media Specialists to Participate:
SLMS can be part of the team to develop these plans emphasizing - How effective school library programs can help w
the development of digital literacy skills and improve academic achievement.
For more information check out the AASL Resources on ESSA
School Library and Classroom Reading Collections: Both essential to promote literacy, share common purposes and goals while providing unique scope and support for students. (2004)
School Library Media Research Studies
School Library Programs in New Jersey: Building Blocks for Realizing Student Potential with ESSA Legislation Opportunities (April 2016)
NJASL/CISSL Study--School Libraries: Now More than Ever
School Libraries: A Lesson in Student Success (2018) - A printable two-page updated version of the NJASL Infographic above.
NJASL Administrator Infographic (2021)
AASL School Librarians Transform Learning Infographic (2014)
Roles of School Library Media Specialists
NJ Department of Education adopts AASL wording into NJ Student Learning Standards (May 2016)
"School Librarians are Uniquely Positioned to Enhance Student Learning,” a two-page document that illustrates how school librarians facilitate learning, is now available by clicking the title. Use it to remind stakeholders how you and your school library program can be indispensable to your school community and promote learning skills students need to achieve. The document includes quotes from recent research in over 21 state studies and an informative graphic. (August 2018)
School Libraries and Student Achievement Infographic:https://www.lrs.org/documents/school/school_library_impact.pdf
Infographic provides highlights from Library Research Service (LRS) on the impact of school libraries.
NEA video on the importance of Library Media Programs
Librarians are also included on the checklist of Quality Educators that are needed to provide full opportunities for students.http://pages.email.nea.org/your-school-checklist/
Compilation of Research Studies on Impact of School Libraries (Debra Kachel):https://www.psla.org/research-on-impact-of-school-libraries
School Libraries as the Foundation for Information Literacy Skills
This paper, written from the perspective of a school, public, and academic librarian, discusses why school librarians are essential: not only for the K-12 students, but for information professionals and users of information everywhere.