Kenwood ESD | BP 6163.1 Instruction
Library Media Centers
Cautionary Notice: AB 97 (Ch. 47, Statutes of 2013) repealed Education Code 42605, which provided temporary flexibility for specified "Tier 3" categorical programs, and instead redirects the funding for those categorical programs into the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) (Education Code 42238.01-42251). The supplemental and concentration grant portions of the LCFF may be used for any schoolwide or districtwide educational purpose in accordance with state regulations to be adopted by January 31, 2014, with a goal of increasing or improving services for English learners, foster youth, and students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Certain requirements related to Tier 3 categorical program(s) in the following policy or regulation are no longer applicable.
The Board of Trustees recognizes that school libraries support the educational program by providing access to a variety of informational and supplemental resources that can help raise the academic achievement of all students. To the extent that funding is available, the school library shall be stocked with up-to-date books, reference materials, and electronic resources that promote literacy, support academic standards, and prepare students to become lifelong learners.
(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)
(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)
(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)
The school library shall be open for use by students and teachers during the school day. (Education Code 18103)
With the approval of the Board, the school library may be open at other hours outside the school day, including evenings and Saturdays. If the library is open to serve students during evening and Saturday hours, it shall be under the supervision of a certificated employee who consents to the assignment. (Education Code 18103)
To staff the school library, the district may employ one or more teacher librarians who possess appropriate credentials issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (Education Code 18120, 44868; 5 CCR 80024.6, 80053)
(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)
(cf. 4113 - Assignment)
1. Instruct students in accessing, evaluating, using, and integrating information and resources in the library program and/or provide departmentalized instruction in information literacy, digital literacy, and digital citizenship
2. Plan and coordinate school library programs with the district's instructional programs through collaboration with teachers
3. Select materials for the school library
4. Develop and deliver staff development programs for school library services
5. Coordinate or supervise the school library programs
6. Plan and conduct a course of instruction for students who assist in the operation of the school library
7. Supervise classified personnel assigned school library duties
8. Develop procedures for and management of the school and library
The Board also may appoint classified paraprofessionals to serve as library aides or library technicians. Volunteers may assist with school library services in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.
(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)
(cf. 4222 - Teachers Aides/Paraprofessionals)
Whenever the school receives state funding for school and library improvement pursuant to Education Code 41570-41573, the school site council shall develop a single plan for student achievement which incorporates a district plan for the school library. (Education Code 41572)
(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)
In developing the district plan, the Superintendent or designee is encouraged to consult with teacher librarians, classroom teachers, administrators, parents/guardians, and students as appropriate.
The district library plan shall describe the district's vision and goals for the district library and how funds will be provided to support the library. As appropriate, the plan may also address staffing, facilities, selection and evaluation of materials, prioritization of needs, and other related matters.
(cf. 0000 - Vision)
(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)
The district library plan shall be regularly reviewed and updated.
Classroom Libraries for Grades K-4
When state funding is available for classroom library materials in grades K-4, the Superintendent or designee shall develop, for certification by the Board, a district classroom library plan for grades K-4. The plan shall include a means of preventing loss, damage, or destruction of the materials. (Education Code 60242)
(cf. 5125.2 - Withholding Grades, Diploma or Transcripts)
(cf. 6161.2 - Damaged or Lost Instructional Materials)
The Superintendent or designee is encouraged to consult with primary grade teachers and teacher librarians employed by the district and/or county office of education in the development of the K-4 classroom library plan and to consider selections from the list of books recommended by the California Department of Education (CDE).
Selection and Evaluation of School Library Materials
Library materials shall include print and electronic resources that align with the curriculum and are accessible to students with varying cognitive or language needs.
Library materials shall be evaluated and selected in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation through a selection process that invites recommendations from administrators, teachers, other staff, parents/guardians, and students as appropriate.
(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)
(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)
(cf. 6161.11 - Supplementary Instructional Materials)
Library materials should be continually evaluated in relation to evolving curricula, new formats of materials, new instructional methods, and the needs of students and teachers. Materials that contain outdated subject matter or are no longer appropriate shall be removed, and lost or worn materials may be replaced.
(cf. 3270 - Sale and Disposal of Books, Equipment and Supplies)
All gifts and donations of school library materials shall be subject to the same criteria as materials selected for purchase by the district.
(cf. 1260 - Educational Foundation)
(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)
Complaints regarding the appropriateness of library materials shall be addressed using the district's procedures for complaints regarding instructional materials.
(cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)
Students shall be allowed to borrow school library materials at no charge for use in the library and classrooms as well as out of school. (5 CCR 16042)
(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)
To encourage students to return materials in a timely manner, a nominal fee shall be charged for the late return of materials.
Teacher librarians and/or classroom teachers shall provide library instruction to develop students' information literacy skills. Such instruction shall be aligned with state academic standards for library instruction and shall prepare students to:
1. Access information by applying knowledge of the organization of libraries, print materials, digital media, and other sources
2. Evaluate and analyze information to determine appropriateness in addressing the scope of inquiry
3. Organize, synthesize, create, and communicate information
4. Integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning and pursue information independently to become life-long learners
Teacher librarians also may provide support to teachers, administrators, and other staff by identifying instructional materials that will aid in the development of curriculum and instructional activities and by providing information about effective and ethical uses of school library services and equipment.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)
(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)
The district shall, on or before August 31 each year, report to the CDE on the condition of its school library for the preceding year ending June 30. (Education Code 18122)
1703 Coordination of district library services by county superintendent
35021 Volunteer aides
42605 Tier 3 categorical flexibility
REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS
18181 Districtwide library plan
52012 Establishment of school site council
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
80024.6 Emergency teacher librarian services permit
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Examples of Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools Supporting Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, rev. February 2012
Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2010 (includes standards for student instruction as well as program standards)
Looking at the School Library: An Evaluation Tool, 2003
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS
Standards and Guidelines for Strong School Libraries, 2004
American Association of School Libraries: http://www.ala.org/aasl
California Department of Education, School Libraries: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/lb
California School Library Association: http://www.csla.net
Policy KENWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: December 11, 2013 Kenwood, California