Bachelor’s degree: The least amount of education needed to become a school librarian. Elementary school librarians should possess at least a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in school library media. Often referred to as “library media specialists,” some states require school librarians to have a master’s degree. As a school librarian, you’re responsible for maintaining a large collection of books and digital materials at an elementary, secondary, high school, or post-secondary school. You are also responsible for helping individuals or a group of students find books, research projects, and learn more about how the library works.
6 percent: The percent of increase in the number of school libraries from the 1999-2000 to 2006‐2007 school years (the most recent data gathered). This increase is a result of population growth and the need for more elementary and secondary public schools. It is also due to consolidation of smaller schools into larger school districts, and the need for additional school libraries to serve those students and teachers.
$10.00: The amount a school library media center spends per child on books. This is less than half of the cost of one hardcover school library book.
Neal Wyatt: Author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Nonfiction who stated, “My recurring fantasy about libraries is that at night, after everyone goes home, the books come to life and mingle in a fabulous cocktail party. Finally, the poor biographies, languishing in exile during the day, get to join their compatriots.”
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