Thursday, April 29, 2010

Call for California Model School Library Standards

California School Library Association President and LAUSD Teacher Librarian Rosemarie Bernier has alerted members that the California Model School Library Standards are not on the State Board of Education May Agenda and the meeting is May 5 – just around the corner! She has called members to action.
  • The Model School Library Standards for Students delineate what students should know and be able to do at each grade level or grade span to enable students to succeed in school, higher education, and the workforce.
  • Model School Library Program Standards describe base-level staffing, resources, and infrastructure, including technology, required for effective school library programs for students to meet the Model School Library Standards for Students.

The Standards are an essential tool for school districts, administrators, and teacher librarians to use when developing school library programs that meet the needs of 21st century learners.

Watch the video clip of CSLA Past President Connie Williams testifying before the State Board of Education in March. President Mitchell clearly states that the Standards will be on the May Agenda. You must tell State Board of Education President Ted Mitchell (and other Board members) the importance of the Standards to students.

CALL TO ACTION: Call President Ted Mitchell first at (916) 319-0827, then call two (2) other Board members. Click on the SBE link below for the list of Board members and their respective biographies.

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