Teens 13–18

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Students whose librarians played [an instructional] role—either by identifying materials to be used with teacher-planned instructional units or by collaborating with teachers in planning instructional units—tend to achieve higher average test score.


Public Library Talking Points

  1. Students learn 21st century learning skills through state-of-the-art school library programs. | more
  2. The school library program plays an important role in helping students get an overall conception of the information seeking process with all the different steps it contains. | more
  3. Interactions with a school librarian aid children and teens in becoming confident, competent, and independent learners. | more
  4. Students achieve more academically when their teachers and school librarians plan and deliver instruction collaboratively. | more
  5. Students are more likely to be successful academically if they have the benefit of library program led by a state-certified school librarian. | more
  6. Students’ academic success is fostered by a well-funded school library program. | more
  7. Students are more successful academically when their teachers benefit from professional development opportunities offered by their librarian colleagues. | more
  8. Disadvantaged students have a better chance of succeeding academically when they attend schools with strong library programs. | more
  9. Students learn how to evaluate and use information—not just how to find and access it—from school librarians. | more
  10. Students and their teachers make more effective use of the Internet and other digital resources after learning about them from school librarians. | more