I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher…"
"I see you are in New Jersey: I am not familiar with your state regulations regarding library staffing. However, in New York State, State Education Law would require 2 certified school library media specialists in a school of 2200 students…"
I'm not sure where you are located, but if you are in PA you can use the Pennsylvania Guidelines for School Library Programs that was created by the Commonwealth Libraries in 2005. On page 20 of the pdf (I think) it offers the…"
I'm hoping someone can help me! Our district is looking to eliminate one high school library position due to budget constraints. I am looking for current standards for library staffing that will show them that this is not a best practice. We currently have approximately 22oo students and only 2 certified librarians. We have no paraprofessional help. I have copies of pages from a book or article (but I don't have the citation information) that lists the recommended staff assignments of…See More
This group is for those who wish to share about using collaborative Web 2.0 tools in their library instruction. Here we can discuss what tools we are using, make connections for collaboration, and celebrate our technological triumphs!See More
A forum for discussing best practices using and promoting YA lit with teens in a school library setting. What are you buying? What's hot and what's not? How do we help make kids life long readers?See More
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!