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LIBRARY BUDGET CUTS Laura Byrd. A blessed companion is a book, - a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend,... a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into our own.  ~ Douglas Jerrold. BOOKS VS INTERNET.

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A blessed companion is a book, - a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend,... a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into our own.  ~Douglas Jerrold


Books vs internet
BOOKS VS INTERNET is a lifelong friend,... a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into our own.  ~

One of the fiercest battles being waged these days in American schools involves the annual book budget. (Minkel)


Lets consider the following facts about books
LETS CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING is a lifelong friend,... a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into our own.  ~FACTS ABOUT BOOKS:

  • Book sales in the U.S. are increasing. (Hartzell)

  • Pleasure reading or Free Voluntary Reading is a most powerful tool in language education. (Krashen)




Information literacy
INFORMATION LITERACY they read which in turn leads to more reading.

…is the ability to find and use information and is the keystone of lifelong learning.

…is the ability to access, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources. (Thompson & Henley)


Goals 2000
GOALS 2000 they read which in turn leads to more reading.

An adoption of Goals 2000 of the American Association of School Librarians has made it a goal for the SLMS to create life-long readers. (AASLA)

This goal requires books!


Facts about research using print resources
FACTS ABOUT RESEARCH USING PRINT RESOURCES they read which in turn leads to more reading.

  • Research demonstrates the value of a balanced collection in the Media Center, particularly the value of print resources. (Hartzell)

  • With a book, it is easier to glean information than to drown in the deluge of data unleashed by search engines.


Now consider the internet
NOW CONSIDER THE INTERNET: they read which in turn leads to more reading.

  • There is an enormous amount of information on the internet, many times it is overwhelming to the student. (Skurzynski)

  • Not everything on the internet is accurate.





Reading promotes reading
READING school.PROMOTESREADING!

~A book is like a garden carried in the pocket ~

Chinese proverb


Works cited
Works Cited school.

American Library Association. Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. Chicago: American Library Association, 1998. 26.

Anderson, Julie. “Give Print a Chance.” School Library Journal. February 2001. 37.

Hartzell, Gary. “Paper Lion: in a battle of print and electronic resources, there’s only one king.” School Library Journal. September 2002. 37.

Krashen, Stephen D. The Power of Reading. 2nd ed. London: Heinemann Publishers, 2004. 1-9.

Minkel, Walter. “The Medium Is Not the Message.” School Library Journal. September 2000. 49.

Skurzynski, Gloria. “Paper and Photons: The Future of Information”. School Library Journal. October 1998. 48.

Thompson, Helen M. and Susan A. Henley. Fostering Information Literacy. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 2000.


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