Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) October 02, 2012
The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL), the professional organization for school librarians in the state of New Jersey, today announced the launch of its new educational video. The video, titled “School Libraries: a Lesson in Student Success,” illustrates the positive impact that resource-rich and well-staffed school libraries have on student achievement.
Leveraging the findings from the NJ Study of School Libraries – One Common Goal: Student Learning, that was completed by Rutgers University Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL), in addition to data from the American library Association (ALA) 2012 Report on the State of America’s Libraries, the video brings together stats and facts to reinforce the value of school libraries to student achievement.
Following the announcement of NJASL’s strategic initiatives for the 2012-2013 school year, the video illustrates the role school library media specialists play in the development of students’ critical thinking and independent learning skills. The video, funded by LibraryLinkNJ, also provides data to support and align with the organization’s mission of ensuring that students and staff become effective users of information.
To view the video, please click here.
“Our vision for this video was to exemplify how school library media specialists positively impact student achievement,” said Amy Rominiecki, Board President of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians. “We believe that this video will help to further promote our mission as we continue to advocate for high standards for librarianship and library media programs in New Jersey schools.”
New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) is the professional organization for school librarians in the state of New Jersey. NJASL advocates high standards for librarianship and library media programs in the public, private, and parochial schools in New Jersey to ensure that students and staff become effective users of information. Learn more about New Jersey Association of School Librarians by visiting http://www.njasl.org, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, @njasl.