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Study shows that a strong school library program is correlated to higher student achievement across all demographics, and the ICfL works to support school library staff in their efforts to develop and sustain those programs. There are a few adults who interact with every student at a school throughout the students’ years in the building; the school librarian is one of them. With this advantage, the school librarian plays a central role in developing a library program and curriculum suited to the needs of their students and teachers, supporting them in learning and exploring reading, research, technology, information/media literacy, special interests, and more.
What We Do
At the ICfL, we support school libraries by providing professional development and grant programs for library programs and librarians, offering virtual and in-person opportunities for librarians to connect with colleagues across our state, introducing new technologies and tools for librarians, teachers, and students, and providing resources and consulting services to school librarians, teachers, and administrators.