The Learning 2.0 School

Shifting Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in and out of the School Library

Library Media Specialist’s Role in Reading

Posted by Michelle Torrise on April 29, 2009

Here is yet another important link between school libraries and academic achievement, published by the American Association of School Librarians.

The Library Media Specialist’s Role in Reading Position Statement was adopted by the AASL Board in early February.

Reading is a foundational skill for 21st-century learners. Guiding learners to become engaged and effective users of ideas and information and to appreciate literature requires that they develop as strategic readers who can comprehend, analyze, and evaluate text in both print and digital formats. Learners must also have opportunities to read for enjoyment as well as for information. School library media specialists are in a critical and unique position to partner with other educators to elevate the reading development of our nation’s youth.

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