we petition the obama administration to:
Mandate That All Public Schools Employ a Full-Time, Certified School Librarian.
Please tell the Obama Administration that librarians are important to us and that one should be present in every school.
Certified school librarians are trained to guide students through different forms of information, teach them how to navigate various technologies and, of course, help them to discover great literature and to foster a love of reading.
Studies have shown (e.g. paschoollibraryproject.org) that students in schools with a full-time librarian have better outcomes than students in schools with no librarian. Although links may not be posted here, more research can be found with a simple google search.
Unfortuanately, many schools are eliminating librarians as a cost saving measure because their positions are not mandated by the state or federal government.