Briefing: Education Reform and the SKILLs Act: An Analysis of Twenty-First Century School Libraries and Their Impact on Career and College Preparedness
October 17th, 2011
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL),
a division of the American Library Association
In conjunction with Representative Rush Holt and Senator Jack Reed
Cordially invite you to a briefing:
121 Cannon House Office Building
- Carl Harvey, School Librarian, North Elementary School, Indiana
- Donna L. Haye, Assistant Superintendent, Atlantic City Public Schools, New Jersey
- William A. Mayer, University Librarian, American University, Washington D.C.
- Kathy Mortimer, Parent, Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia
- Connie Williams, National Board Certified Teacher Librarian, Petaluma High School, California
School libraries are no longer just for books. Instead they have become sophisticated 21st century learning environments, offering a full range of resources that provide equal learning opportunities to all students. S. 1328, the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLs) Act, supports and sustains 21st century school libraries by ensuring that every school is served by a state-certified school librarian and has access to the resources our students need to succeed and prepare for the future. As Congress considers the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, it is crucial that the SKILLs Act is included in the plan for education reform. This briefing will feature a panel of experts who will discuss the important services that are provided under the SKILLs Act to promote literacy and career and college preparedness for our nation’s students.
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