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
One of the fiercest battles being waged these days in American schools involves the annual book budget. (Minkel)
Evidence indicates that providing students time for pleasure reading enhances reading comprehension test scores.
As a student reads they begin to comprehend more of what 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)
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!
Reading from a computer screen is 30% slower reading than from printed resources. (Anderson)
~A book is like a garden carried in the pocket ~
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.