In this podcast, Maureen Ambrosino of the Central MA Regional Library System talks with Kathy Lowe, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Library Association and Lynn Rutan, middle school librarian in Michigan on the current state of school libraries.
The podcast covers:

  • The state of school libraries across the country and the crisis level of school libraries in Michigan.
  • The importance of administration seeing school libraries as a value to the school community.
  • The role of a school librarian as an advocate for school libraries
  • Best practices in being a school library advocate
  • Impact of school library services on students and in particular on teens
  • Impact of school librarians on academic achievement
  • How public librarians can support school librarians
  • AASL School Library Campaign

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

One Thought on “YALSA Podcast #53 – Teens & School Libraries

  1. Today’s podcast really hit home. Earlier this summer, there was talk on the SCASL (South Carolina Association of School Librarians) listserv about this topic. I took it to heart and blogged about advocacy. I’ve put together a list of links to help school library media specialists get started.

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