ERIC Number: EJ701780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-15
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The Advocate: Sally Lancaster--Everett Public Schools, WA
Library Journal, v129 n5 pS39 Mar 2004
This article details the work of Sally Lancaster of Everett Public Schools in Washington. Sally Lancaster may be an educator by training, but she knows the value of libraries. As assistant principal of Alternative Programs for the Everett Public Schools, Lancaster led a statewide battle that not only saved the criteria for school libraries in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) but created mandatory standards in the process. Why is Lancaster such a library advocate? "Without a doubt, librarians have taught me the most about education," she explains. "They are passionate in providing every child access to information. When budget cuts are on the line, they are passionate about how cuts will affect students, not their position or the place."
Descriptors: Access to Information, Criteria, Public Schools, Assistant Principals, School Libraries, Librarians
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Washington