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Research on School Librarians’ Impact on Literacy

Margaret Merga has three articles published on the impact of school librarians on students’ literacy: Merga, M. K. (2019). School libraries fostering children’s literacy and literature learning: mitigating the barriers. Literacy. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331950946_School_libraries_fostering_children%27s_literacy_and_literature_learning_mitigating_the_barriers Merga, M. K. (2019). How do librarians in schools support struggling readers?. English in Education, 53(2), 145-160. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/04250494.2018.1558030 […]

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IFLA Toolkit for Library Engagement in Literacy and Reading Strategies

IFLA Toolkit for Library Engagement in Literacy and Reading Strategies Discovering the Content of a Library Gift Package for Young Parents at Masaryk Public Library Vsetín, Michal Kovác, CC BY 4.0, https://bit.ly/2KRJSiR IFLA’s new toolkit aims to help library associations, institutions and individual library and information workers to advocate for […]

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English teachers’ reading position statement

The U.S. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has created a new *position statement* <http://www2.ncte.org/statement/independent-reading/> regarding independent reading. Here’s a great quote from their statement: *It is imperative that students develop reading stamina—the ability to sustain mental effort without scaffolds or adult support—that allows them to comprehend increasingly complex […]

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International Children’s Day

Here is a blog from IFLA for International Children’s Day :  https://blogs.ifla.org/lpa/2019/11/20/school-libraries-deliver-on-the-rights-of-the-child/

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Learning Environment and Resources Report

The following report is a research-based position paper about the importance of a supportive learning environment with high quality resources. The report states:”All educators .. have a responsible to ensure responsiveness within instruction, books, assessments, and digital spaces for all students.” International Literacy Association. (2019). Right to Supportive Learning Environments […]

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Literacy Statement Response

“The International Association for School Librarianship’s (IASL) Executive Board composed a response to the International Literacy Association (ILA) Position Statement entitled: “Children’s Rights to Excellent Literacy Instruction” <https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/where-we-stand/ila-childrens-rights-to-excellent-literacy-instruction.pdf>. Please read IASL’s response to ILA https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x5tWQNormku0u5xA1AbIXr3VQxcCFbN-/view?usp=sharing. If you support IASL’s response, please sign here and indicate your literacy associations to express your […]

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School Library Association India

School librarians in India have established a new national association. They are moving ahead slowly but steadily. The association is planning to organize its first annual conference in February at Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad. For details, go to https://indianschoollibraryassociationonline.wordpress.com/author/islaorgin/

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