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List your school's name, its address, your name, the date, and the library service (below) you're describing. Then tell your story about how what happens in your library program that helps students be more successful.  


Library Services:


1. Offered a program of curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction.

2. Informally instructed students in the use of resources.

3. Planned or conducted workshops for teachers.

4. Assisted school curriculum committee with recommendations

5. Collaborated with teachers to develop, implement, and evaluate student learning 

6. Provided reference assistance to students and teachers.

7. Provided reading, listening, and viewing guidance for students.

8. Provided instruction on Internet searching and research

9. Other


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School Name: Arleta High School

School Address: 14200 Van Nuys Blvd. Arleta CA 91331

Your Name:   Karen Gonzalez


Library Service: 1.

Your story:  I am working with a Life Skills Teacher on a research project that incorporates Internet site evaluation, MLA citation, and use of note cards ala Deborah Stanley's system.  Students are researching pre-determined subtopics of how to get into college.   I am having fun working with this teacher, devloping a criteria chart and rubric for this pretty in-depth project.  The students seem to be responding well.  We begin making notecards in earnest

tommorrow.  This is what libraryland is like: good collaboration with a colleague and high school kids actually learning.  So much fun!


School Name: Lindero Canyon Middle School

School Address: 5844 Larboard Ln., Agoura Hills CA 91301

Your Name: Jane Lofton, Teacher Librarian

Date: 3/23/09

Library Service: 1

Your story: I offer a curriculum of scaffolded information literacy instruction at my Grade 6-8 school, starting in the first month of sixth grade and adding new material and reinforcing early lessons with each research project done in the library. The sixth graders visit very early in the school year while doing a class “fields of science project.” I do a lesson on how to evaluate websites for quality, and then the students do a homework assignment completing a website evaluation form for a site that is actually a hoax site. It is usually an eye-opener for them when they learn that the site isn’t trustworthy.  I also teach a lesson on how to use our online computer catalog and our databases and have them practice these skills with an assignment for their fields of science project. They also visit for a lesson with their math classes on the Dewey Decimal System when they are studying decimals, and we correlate the system with their math skills. They all then do one or more extended library-based research assignments with their language arts or social science classes during the year. I teach them about research methodology (Big6), how to find material (reviewing using the computer catalog, databases, and website evaluation), note-taking, and how to site sources. Much of my material for these lessons is derived from Deborah Stanley. Sixth graders also receive lessons in the responsibilities of digital citizenship.

All seventh and eighth graders participate in extensive research projects, and we review and extend all the skills taught in sixth grade. In addition, I encourage teachers to have me facilitate integrating wikis, Moodle, VoiceThread, and other technology tools into their curriculum and exposing the students to these tools. All of the library-based information literacy lessons and research projects, along with our strong reading program, help our students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

I receive lots of positive feedback from teachers and students that gives me confidence that what I am doing is working.


School Name: Long Beach Unified School District

School Address:

Your Name:

Sandy Patton (Lakewood High School) and Nina Jackson (Franklin Middle School)

Date: 3/2009

Library Service: Informally instructed students in the use of resources.


Ways we provide this service:

Available before school, nutrition, lunch, after school. See that students who came in per individual help use of library on a pass –get the help and direction they need I meet students at the door to direct them. Website links. Warm, welcoming library

Ways to measure our impact in this area:

A.      Sign in sheet –H.S. passes=# of students who came in Thank you notes for students



School Name: Wilson High School

School Address: Glendale, CA

Your Name: Anita McCarthy, Library Tech

Date: 3/2009

Library Service: Provided reading, listening, and viewing guidance for students./Provided instruction on Internet searching and research

Your story:

 Provide excellent CIRC/REF Desk svs; computer tutoring/help in software; library orientation at beg. Of school year to all grades- English classes, special ed/ ELD classes. Signage around library for case of searching book. Library catalog is computer homepage.


What I do to provide “this” service: Come to work with a positive attitude and help students & staff in any way that will improve their library skills and library experience. Try to make their library experience a positive one so they will keep going to libraries life lone and share their pos exp. With others. It’s all about library advocacy.

Ways to measure impact:

Kids are in the library & reading once again;  by the fact the library is full to the gills, every day the door to keep kids out. AR lab (4000+) books added to library



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