All libraries need vision
Research shows that effective library programs have significant impact on student achievement. Conversely, ineffective programs can hurt everyone, especially when asking for tax increases or when facing budget cuts. These issues are prevalent for school and public libraries at every level. A good library vision will help alleviate many of these problems and ultimately have a great impact on kids.
Overhauling two schools
With the support of my principals, I completely overhauled the library program at 2 separate schools, both of which were in desperate need of change. The library played a critical role for one school which went from being on “Corrective Action” to performing “average” on state standardized tests, a
Do boys belong in the library?
Walking into the library is an uncomfortable and intimidating experience for many boys. They often feel inadequate, out of place, and even unwelcomed. Growing up as a non reader, I hardly ever visited the library. On the few occasions I did, I remember how nervous and uncomfortable I felt. Even with today’s more modern way of thinking, many boys still feel like they just don’t belong. I see that look in their face all the time, as they first walk into our library.
It’s all about your library VISION!
If you really want boys to be involved in the library, you must define and publicize a vision that