Five Ways School Administrators Can Support Students and Educators

Library Resources | April 13, 2020

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Learn how school administrators can collaborate with school libraries to support student research and classroom instruction.

Information literacy and the integration of technology are key components of 21st century learning, in the U.S. and around the world. According to the U.S. Common Core State Standards Initiative, students who are college- and career-ready “use technology and digital media strategically and capably. Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline.”

School administrators can ensure the success of their students and teachers by offering the best information resources available.

Likewise, the Shared Foundations of the AASL National School Library Standards Framework for Learners require that learners seek information from a variety of sources; question and assess the validity and accuracy of information; and understand the ethical use of information, technology and media

As key decision makers regarding educational technology in their schools or districts, school administrators can ensure the success of their students and teachers by offering the best information resources available.

The graphic below illustrates how school administrators — including principals, superintendents, curriculum directors, and department heads — can work with their school libraries to support both student research and classroom instruction. Librarians may find it helpful to use this flyer as a conversation starter.

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