A study by the Colorado State Library Research Service found that students in schools with well-staffed library media programs average reading scores of five to ten points higher than those without such staffing. The study found that students are likely to earn higher reading scores if:
21st Century Learner
Click here to view The American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st Century Learner.
Excerpts from the text of Standards for the 21st Century Learner:
Learners Use Skills, Resources, and Tools to:
* Literature - The Library Media curriculum broadens students' opportunities to acquire an appreciation of a variety of literature and to develop their abilities in reading, responding to, interpreting, and evaluating literature.
* Information - Literacy students learn to research by using the information literacy process: seeking, acquiring, evaluating, and constructing meaning from information.
* Knowledge - Students gain knowledge of how to use libraries as a valuable resource and learn skills in accessing information from various print formats and electronic technologies.
* Ethics - Students learn how to be ethical and responsible users of information.
* Communication - Students are prepared to effectively organize, produce, and communicate information and ideas in an appropriate format: e.g. print, electronic, oral, or graphic.
Sandburg's Library Media Center is staffed by a certified teacher, Mrs. Christi James, and Mrs. Liz Mosley, our library clerk.
Mrs. James is a teacher librarian who plans and team teaches with classroom teachers in the library and classrooms to teach essential library and research skills as well as content area lessons in reading, writing, social studies, and science to all Sandburg learners in grades K-5. You can reach Mrs. James via e-mail at cjames[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
Mrs. Mosley manages our library collection. She process new additions to our collection, manages the Destiny library computer program, assists students with book selection and check out, and works with our volunteers. You can reach Mrs. Mosley via e-mail at lmosley[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us.
Library office main number - 303-347-4694
We are fortunate to have the assistance of many parent, grandparent, and community volunteers! Our volunteer coordinator is Jen Dodge. If you are interested in being a Library Volunteer, please contact her for details - jendodge[at]yahoo[dot]com
Sandburg's Library Media Center is equipped with up-to-date opportunities for students to learn to use technology. With Destiny Electronic catalog, students in first through fifth grades learn to use the electronic catalog to access their own patron record as well as to locate books in Sandburg's Library Media Center and other libraries within the district. Kindergarten students receive help from their classroom teacher, the librarian, and volunteers who model appropriate use of the catalog which they begin to practice using in first and second grade and continue to use throughout their years at Sandburg.
Computer Research- Using Netbook computers, students learn to locate research information and record notes from a variety of computer databases and teacher selected websites. They communicate their research findings using a variety methods including Google presentations, videos, and many types of writing projects.