[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: White House Petition on School Librarians

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Mon Jan 14 14:48:21 EST 2013

Today on the ETNews Listserv

ITEM:   White House Petition on School Librarians


Andrea Ange from the NHSLMA posted on their listserv.  I am sending it
on to you as a courtesy to NHSLMA


The link below is for a petition currently sitting at the Whitehouse.  


Mandate That All Public Schools Employ a Full-Time, Certified School

Please tell the Obama Administration that librarians are important to us
and that one should be present in every school.

Certified school librarians are trained to guide students through
different forms of information, teach them how to navigate various
technologies and, of course, help them to discover great literature and
to foster a love of reading.

Studies have shown (e.g. paschoollibraryproject.org) that students in
schools with a full-time librarian have better outcomes than students in
schools with no librarian. Although links may not be posted here, more
research can be found with a simple google search.

Unfortuanately, many schools are eliminating librarians as a cost saving
measure because their positions are not mandated by the state or federal


If you think this is a worthwhile cause, you might consider signing the
petition and/or passing it around to your friends and family.




The ideas expressed in the petition are not necessarily those of the NH
Department of Education.  


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Stan Freeda

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