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The Board of Education 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, school libraries 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)

School libraries shall be open for use by students and teachers during the school day. (Education Code 18103)

Fees

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.

Library Instruction

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)

Program Evaluation

The district shall, on or before August 31 each year, report to the CDE on the condition of its school libraries for the preceding year ending June 30. (Education Code 18122)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

1703 Coordination of district library services by county superintendent

1770-1775 Provision of library services by county superintendent

18100-18203 School libraries

18300-18571 Union high school district/unified school district library district

19335-19336 Reading Initiative Program; recommended books

35021 Volunteer aides

41570-41573 School and Library Improvement Block Grant

42605 Tier 3 categorical flexibility

44868-44869 Qualifications and employment of library media teachers

45340-45349 Instructional aides

60240-60251.5 State Instructional Materials Fund, purchase of classroom library materials

REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS

18181 Districtwide library plan

52012 Establishment of school site council

52014-52015 School plans

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

16040-16043 School libraries

80023-80023.2 Emergency permits, general requirements

80024.6 Emergency teacher librarian services permit

80026-80026.6 Emergency permits

80053-80053.1 Teacher librarian services credential

Management Resources:

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

WEB SITES

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 PARADISE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 19, 2015 Paradise, California