Library media program has adequate, sustained funding to support student needs to attain the learning standards and achieve school mission, goals, and objectives
Program Administration Principles of School Library Media Programs
Sufficient funding is fundamental to the success of the library media program.
Creating an information literate society is an expensive task. The school library media program requires a level of funding that will give all students adequate opportunities. In an era when access to information defines the difference between wealth and poverty, the library media program must provide access to all the information and instruction that students and others need for active, authentic, information-based learning. The school library media program requires a budget that supports the continuous collection of information in all formats and that provides the instructional infrastructure that will help students learn to use that information in creative, meaningful ways.
[From: Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning]
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Maxwell, Jackson D. Money, Money, and Money: Taking the Pain out of Grant Writing. Teacher Librarian 32.3 (2005): 16-21.
Roscello, Frances. For Kids’ Sake, Invest in School Libraries. Knowledge Quest; Volume 32/Number 5, May/June 2004.
Eduscapes – Indiana University at Indianapolis
School Library Media Specialist Program Administration: Budget Management
A tool for a university course at Indiana University at Indianapolis, this web site is available to anyone who wants to learn more about the role of the school library media specialist in today's schools. http://eduscapes.com/sms/administration/budget.htmlSeptember 8, 2010 width="14" height="14" />
ProQuest K-12 - School Library Funding Tips
Resources available from ProQuest to support librarians in carrying the message of library/librarian power to education leaders and grant providers: http://www.proquestk12.com/funding.shtml
Essential Links - Budget
Resources for School Library Media Program Development – AASL MediaWiki
Web-based guides that comprise a working bibliography of resources gathered by AASL staff and members to assist in answering the many requests for information about school libraries.
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