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Parent Presentation

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I.    Introductions

       A. Presenters

       B. Attendees (if size of audience permits)


II.   What is MSLA?

       A. MSLA Mission and Vision

       B. MSLA Position Statement on School Libraries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

       C. School/Public Library Services to Children: A Common Purpose with Similarities and Differences


III.  Resources to Help Parents and Their Children

       A. from Massachusetts Power! A Parents Guide to School Libraries:

          1. The Library and the Curriculum

          2. Information Literacy: A Life Skill

          3. Helping Your Child/Teen with Information

          4. Cut and Clip (Plagiarism): A Major Problem

          5. Judging an Internet Site: A Critical Skill

          6. Internet Safety for Kids

          7. A Critical Thinker and A Critical Thinker continued

          8. The School Library, Reading, and Your Child

          9. Learn to Read and Read to Learn

         10.Don't Leave Summer Reading to Chance

       B. Cyberbullying and How to Avoid It: Doug Johnson, Mankato, MN Public Schools


IV.   Where we are

       A. Fact Sheet: Massachusetts School Library Media Centers

       B. How Does Massachusetts Compare to the Nation in School Libraries?


V.    Where we'd like to be

       A. AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

       B. Massachusetts Recommended PreK-12 Information Fluency Standards (DRAFT)

       C. School Libraries Work! Scholastic Library Publishing, 2008.


VI.  What we are doing

            Advocacy efforts

          1. BESE

          2. DOE

          3. Governor Patrick

             a. Readiness Project

             b. Partnership for 21st Century Skills

                1. In Massachusetts 


VII. What can parents do?

       A. What doesn't help

           1. Volunteering to keep your school library running

           2. Providing the services of a professional school library teacher

       B. Ways to help

           1. Administrators - SC

           2. BESE

           3. State legislature

              a. MSLA/MLA Legislation Day

              b. Talking points for letters, emails and phone calls

       C. Join Friends of MSLA and stay informed

           1. Subscribe to MSLAFriends listserv: MSLAfriends-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 

       D. Join other grassroots organizations to promote your agenda

           1. Stand for Children

               a. Massachusetts initiative


Comments (1)

Anonymous said

at 1:00 pm on Feb 3, 2008

This looks like a great start

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