School Library Issues

School Libraries = Student Achievement

Effective school library programs include:
  • Teacher librarians with library qualifications, library technicians, and support staff.
  • A robust and current print and digital media collection and e-resources.
The school library program leads the learning commons approach for the school. This approach extends beyond the central, safe, and welcoming space of the library. Teacher-Librarians are responsible for co-teaching, centrally managing resources that support school curriculum, leading the information technology skills strategy, and ensuring students will have the critical thinking skills needed to be contributing citizens of Ontario in employment and/or post-secondary education.

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