Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Update to Iowa Department of Education includes School Libraries under Content Areas

Thanks to the advocacy work of Past-President Dixie Forcht, the School Library Program is now listed under CONTENT AREAS on the Iowa Department of Education website.  Just click on PK-12 to find us!  

Previously, school libraries were listed under "learner supports" alongside At-risk, PBIS, and other programs. Though this relocation may be a minor shift, it signifies that Iowa values School Libraries as a key element of a student's content learning. Perception is everything!

And that document we are always lookingfor, delineating the difference between Teacher Librarians, Para-educators, and Technology Specialists is now at the top of the Documents list.