The very language of the Common Core State Standards calls for librarians’ key skills: research; equipping students to access, evaluate, and synthesize information; and strengthening literacy. Paige Jaeger, a coordinator of school library services in Saratoga Springs, NY argues that librarians can build a strong case for a seventh shift in the CCSS: research.
The July issue features a baker’s dozen of starred DVD and audio reviews, from a fabulous made-for-TV version of Les Miserables to an audiobook about the making of the atomic bomb to a documentary about The Central Park Five. Be sure to check out all the starred reviews and visit Book Verdict for all the reviews in this month’s issue.
Here is some feedback in response to Rebecca T. Miller’s editorial, “It’s Time to Step Up” (June 2013, p. 11) about the need for the American Library Association (ALA) to become actively engaged in advocating for school librarians and provide administrators with solid data on their value to our children’s success.