NC SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
APRIL IS SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH!
Text of Proclamation
SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
WHEREAS, school libraries promote literacy, foster an enjoyment of reading, and help students develop the skills they need to access and evaluate information; and
WHEREAS, school libraries offer educational activities designed to enhance reading motivation and establish the information literacy skills necessary for lifelong learning; and
WHEREAS, promoting competency in new and developing technologies is an integral part of school libraries; and
WHEREAS, the full potential of school libraries is dependent upon certiﬁed professional school librarians whose varied skills support administrators, teachers, and students in effectively engaging a wide range of teaching and learning technologies and information resources; and
WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina is proud to recognize the hard work of school library staff and the importance of school libraries in contributing to a life-long interest in learning for students across our state;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ROY COOPER, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim
April, 2023, as “SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and afﬁxed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this twenty-ninth day of March in the year of our Lord two thousand and twenty-three and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.
Reports & Articles
Infographics & posters
NC Specific Research
Other Research to Support School Libraries (scheduling, literacy)
National Research & Other State Studies
Superintendents and principals agree that school librarians lead the way for collaboration in schools. School librarians often set the tone for collaboration in the school. It is a collaboration which creates that positivity amongst school culture. Teacher librarians can also support other teachers to think outside of the box. We hope you will share this video and this message widely in your professional learning community and on your social media networks. School librarians are leaders!
Dr. Teresa Starrett and Dr. Judi Moreillon proudly announce the launch of their crowdsourced video called "Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School". We hope you will share this work and this message widely in your professional learning community and on your social media networks.
NCSLMA is a professional organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and empowering school librarians across the state as they transform their school communities.
Membership is $50 per year and comes with numerous benefits and professional development opportunities.
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We provide various ways to connect with librarians across the state.