School Library Media Programs
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School Library Media Programs and Teacher-Librarians

School library media programs and certified teacher-librarians provide a variety of resources that support student mastery of the essential academic learning requirements in all subject areas and the implementation of the district's school improvement plan.

Components of a School Library Media Program
School Library Media Program components were identified and defined by a committee consisting of representatives from the Washington State Library, the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA), and OSPI. The core components that were established include (but are not limited to):

  • Information Literacy Curriculum & Instruction
    Develop and implement information literacy and library skills curriculum.
  • Reading Promotion
    Promote literature/author/genre appreciation and critical thinking through such activities as readers' advisories, booktalks, and awards programs.
  • Information & Resource Management
    Manage print and electronic information resources, which may include: library collections, databases, web pages, and/or instructional resources. Develop, acquire, and implement information management systems that enhance the library program.
  • Curriculum & Instruction Collaboration
    Collaborate with teachers on curriculum development. Facilitate instruction. Participate in student academic achievement data review.
  • Information Services
    Provide access to print and electronic information resources. Train students and staff on effective use of these resources. Provide professional development on the integration of resources into curriculum and instruction.
  • Library Program Advocacy
    Communicate the school library program's vision, goals, and learning objectives to administration, staff, parents, and community to advance the program and its role in the learning environment.

Related State Regulations

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