MCHENRY, Ill., June 22, 2010 – The California School Library Association (CSLA), with funding help from Follett Software Company, has released an audio journal to spotlight how the school librarian actively impacts student success.
"Often, we hear that the general public isn’t fully aware of all that librarians do," said Connie Williams, past president of the CSLA and a California high school teacher librarian. "We want to use the power of these stories to convey the urgency of what’s happening with the cuts, and to show what happens in our school libraries that positively affect student achievement."
The audio journal, "Circulate This: Stories from the School Library," is packed with stories from teachers, school administrators, children’s authors, legislators, parents and students about how school libraries and librarians make a difference in the lives of children. The 48-minute journal is available by visiting csla.net/audio, and can be downloaded as a podcast to iTunes.
"We’ve built our reputation on helping librarians play a crucial role in K-12 education," said Tom Schenck, group president, Follett Technology Solutions and International Group. "We applaud the CSLA for sharing these compelling stories that vividly illustrate the immeasurable impact that school libraries and librarians have on our students, and we are pleased to help make the project a reality."
The project was sponsored in part with donations from Follett Software Company, provider of the Destiny Library Manager library management solution familiar to librarians nationally and internationally.
For more information on the audio journal, contact the CSLA offices at 916.447.2684 or visit csla.net.
About the California School Library Association
CSLA (CSLA.net) is an organization comprised of teacher librarians, classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, district and county coordinators of curriculum, media and technology, and others committed to enriching student learning by building a better future for school libraries. CSLA advocates, educates and collaborates to ensure that all California students and educators are effective users of ideas and information.
About Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company (FollettSoftware.com) is the partner that more than half of America’s school districts trust to help them manage everything from library resources and school assets to information for data-driven decision-making. Follett Software helps districts of all sizes track and use information and resources more efficiently so their dollars are best leveraged to help each and every student. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation – a $2.37 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.