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ERIC Number: EJ888050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Reading and the Library Program: An Expanded Role for 21st-Century SLMS
Moreillon, Judi
Knowledge Quest, v38 n2 p24-31 Nov-Dec 2009
The Position Statement on the School Library Media Specialist's Role in Reading, adopted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board in February 2009, is a guide to help practitioners build library programs that support every learner's development in reading. As part of the Learning4Life (L4L) plan to implement the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, this position statement offers specific strategies for school librarians to impact students' school-based and lifelong learning. This article explores some of the skills, dispositions in action, responsibilities, and self-assessments to systematically promote literacy through collection development, integrated literacy events, and collaborative teaching of reading comprehension strategies at all instructional levels and disciplines. As the literacy proficiency required to fully function and contribute significantly to society increases, all educators are called upon to ratchet up students' motivation and engagement to improve reading comprehension. The Position Statement on the School Library Media Specialist's Role in Reading is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A