School Librarians are Fundamental to Student Success
Wilson, Karen A.
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This paper discusses studies that show how school librarians are fundamental to student success. Topics include having a well prepared, full-time librarian in the school library, teaching digital citizenship, and access to Library 2.0 resources. Studies included are from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Colorado in the United States and Ontario and British Columbia in Canada. The research shows that student achievement increases in schools that have a school librarian who is prepared to collaborate with classroom teachers, teaches students how to effectively and safely use the Internet, and is knowledgeable in the use and integration of technology in the learning process.