Library & Media Services
A library media center is an essential component in supporting each school's instructional program. The library media center provides a variety of learning and teaching resources supporting academic standards, information literacy skills and general interest topics for students
- Video: The Role of the School Librarian and Library Media Specialist
Henrico County Director of Non-Traditional Program Lynne Thorpe highlights the importance of school librarians and library media specialists. Dr. Thorpe was recognized by the School Library Journal as the 2006 administrator of the year.
- Linking Libraries & Academic Achievement
Guidance for library media specialists in developing best practices for teaching and learning based on information from Information Power, a publication of the American Library Association and the Association for Educational Communications & Technology.
Regulations & Requirements
Standards of Quality
- § 22.1-253.13:2. Standard 2. Instructional, administrative, and support personnel. (H.3, O.4 and O.8)
- § 22.1-207.2. Right of parents to review certain materials; summaries distributed (family life)
Board of Education Regulations
- 8VAC20-22-420. Library media preK-12 (Licensure Requirements for Librarians)
- 8VAC20-30-40. Library facilities (for adult high school programs)
- 8VAC20-131-190. Library media, materials and equipment. (Library program requirements)
- 8VAC20-420-10. Library personnel. (School Librarians in jointly-controlled libraries under school board control)
- Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL)
- American Library Association (ALA)
- American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
- School Library Journal
- School Library Monthly
- Teacher Librarian
- Video Collaboration: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together, Part 1
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Gerry Solomon discusses the Project IMPACT collaborative model and techniques to improve student academic achievement. The 24-minute webinar was presented April 4, 2007.
- Video Collaboration: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together, Part 2
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Gerry Solomon continues to discuss the Project IMPACT collaborative model and techniques to improve student academic achievement. The 20-minute webinar was presented April 4, 2007.