Links for AdministratorsFor information on evaluating a building's school library program and/or the school librarian, please visit this page: http://www.moboces.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=461 .
Effective library/media programs provide inviting spaces, up-to-date resources, and opportunities for powerful learning experiences empowering students and teachers to gather ideas, exchange points of view, and learn together.
At all grade levels, library media specialists help students grow as individuals by fostering a love of reading and learning; teaching students critical thinking, technology, and literacy skills to ask good questions and investigate the answers; offering equitable
access toresources and technology; and helping students make sense of the information they find to develop new understandings.
Library media specialists help students develop information skills so that after graduation they can enter the workforce or go on to college armed with the skills of learning and inquiry that they will need to be successful. These skills are built continuously from kindergarten to 12th grade through library instruction. Click here to access an example that outlines the major skills students should learn at each
grade level: the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum.
Library media specialists also provide instructional support to all teachers and students through access to resources. Click here for resources to support students and teachers. Click here for resources to support librarians. Click here for resources to support classroom teachers.
Some of the following resources come from the New York City School Library System website: http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/LibraryServices/default.htm :Principals, library media specialists and classroom
teacherswill find support in the design and implementation of exemplary library programs through documents and sample policies listed under Educator Resources. Parents may find grade-appropriate reading lists and other valuable information about supporting the literacy of their children in the NYC Family Literacy Guide.