Today, in this time of the year where it's easy to feel tired and unmotivated, especially as we're all stretched so thin, I revisited some of the resources that document measurable impacts of school libraries and librarians on students. Reading these studies and position statements renews my long held belief that a democratic society is highly dependent on the intellectual, emotional, and physical access to information and stories. Having a purpose fuels my motivation, especially a purpose as important as the fate of the free world. At least that's how I like to think of it. For your motivational reading pleasure:
Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students
AASL's Postition Statement On the Role Of Librarians in Reading
Scholastic's Publication "Libraries Work!"