Principal’s Professional Reading

Research is very clear about the role of the principal in supporting school libraries as a means to increase students' digital literacy skills and achievement and Read more here.

Achieving Information Literacy: Standards for School Libraries in Canada provides excellent guidelines for staffing, collection development and technology integration in the school library.

A few principal blogs you may want to add to your reader and follow:

Connected Principals

Principal of Change

The Principal Blog

Consider starting your own blog! Why? Scott McLeod has some excellent reasons here. 

New South Wales, Australia has produced an excellent document as part of their School Libraries Futures Project, outlining the role of school libraries in 21st century learning.

News

Edmonton School Combines Books and Breakfast in Successful Reading Program

Many schools offer literacy programs in and around Edmonton, Alberta, but Dunluce Public School at 11735 162nd Ave might be the only school that combines a reading club with breakfast.

Teachers say that offering breakfast is a vital part of the project, but that the chance to read with an adult is what makes the reading program so effective. “In our demographic, we have families that don’t speak English at home,” says Charlene Banjac, a Grade 2 French immersion teacher and volunteer. “Literacy is so important and some of these children haven’t had the families that were able to read with them at home in those crucial years.”

The program is incredibly effective. According to teachers and parent volunteers, students who couldn’t write full sentences are writing pages of paragraphs after about a year of extra help.

Read more about Dunluce’s program here.

New Issue of School Libraries in Canada

Celebrating Science and Technology can be accessed at http://clatoolbox.ca/casl/slicv31n3/313cover.html