Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How does your school library measure up?

This wiki is the basis for a campaign by library associations and teacher librarians to bring parents into the discussion about the future of school libraries.
I feel confident that our school library provides most of the ten point checklist provided for parents.
Unfortunately we are only a four day a week library due to our school size so we do not open on Fridays.
What do you think?
How does your school library measure up?

The 10-point checklist for parents

There is a qualified teacher librarian managing the library
The library is open whenever the school is open
Students learn information processing skills in the school library
Students can borrow the resources they need, when they need them
There aren’t long waiting lists for popular fiction
There’s more than enough space for a whole class to fit into the library
There is high speed access to the internet
Students are encouraged to use online electronic resources, not just Google
There are special activities eg for Book Week, the Premier’s Reading Challenge
Your child thinks the library is ‘awesome’

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