School libraries are a right

“School Libraries – A Right is a statement from CILIP, issued in February 2011, on the role and value of school libraries. It sets out the core entitlements that every child, school’s teaching team and wider school community should expect to receive. It provides the case for a properly resourced, professionally staffed school library.”

Extract from the School Libraries – A Right:

“We believe that throughout their education every child is entitled to:

  • A safe and secure library environment
  • Support from library staff with extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and experience
  • A skilled library practitioner with responsibility and time to help children manage today’s information overload”

Read the full statement here (1 page PDF)

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