"We hope that libraries will always exist as places for learners to find information, resources,
services, and instruction. But formats, technologies, learning needs, and our schools are evolving.
And so are students themselves. Our entire information and communication landscapes have
shifted—and this shift will only continue."
- Valenza & Johnston (October 2009)
The school library is central to learning and plays a key role as a place for encouraging innovation,
curiosity, and problem solving. Your library is a catalyst for literacy and
reading and for teaching and scaffolding inquiry learning. School libraries make a difference to students’ understanding and
achievement and provide support for teaching and learning
and learning throughout the school. The school library
is an important part of the school community and reflects and welcomes this community.
Our school library plays a key role in the cultural and social life of the school. It can be a central point
for engagement with all kinds of reading, cultural activities, access to information, knowledge
building, deep thinking and lively discussion.