The program’ below is one of many featured on ALA’s online clearinghouse for school/public library cooperation managed by the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation.’ Visit the clearinghouse to learn more or share your own exemplary partnership!
Title of Program: Educator Library Cards
Type of Program: Library Cards for Educators/Schools
Age level: Elementary & Secondary
Description of Program: Multnomah County Library is committed to working with schools and educators. Library items used for educational purposes may be needed for longer than the standard three-week loan period. Educator cards allow users to check out and renew items for six weeks and to have up to 40 unfilled holds at one time. The educator card is separate from the educator’s personal library card. Educator cards are to be used only for materials for curriculum support or classroom use. (Educators must use their personal library cards for all library materials checked out for personal use.) To qualify for an educator card, an educator must live in Multnomah County Library’s free service area or have a current fee registration and teach children in childcare, kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) or homeschool education. To register for an educator library card, educators visit a library location in person and show valid identification and proof of educator status (such as a school ID badge or paycheck stub). URL: www.multcolib.org/schoolcorps/edcard.html
School Corps Team Leader
Multnomah County Library
205 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212