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School Library System - WSWHE BOCES: Advocacy

Information and Resources for School Librarians

Libraries Matter!

Librarians and Student Achievement

Strong School Libraries

​AASL - Messages You Can Use

Miscellaneous Resources

NYLA - Advocacy Tools

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New York State Regulations

Commissioner's Regulations and Library Materials Aid for New York State School Libraries

Visit to find more information about the regulations of the Commissioner of Education on School Library Media Centers and School Library Media Specialists.

§91.1 School Libraries - "A school library shall be established and maintained in each school."

§91.2 Employment of school library media specialist - "Each school district shall employ a certified school library media specialist..."

Certification Requirements for school library media specialist

Program Requirements for the Middle Grades (Grades 5 - 8)  "All students shall be provided instruction designed to enable them to achieve, by the end of grade eight, State intermediate learning standards ... "

Library Materials Aid - Questions and Answers

2011-12 Amendments to Textbook, Software and Instructional Computer Hardware Aids Statutes

SLMPE Library Program Evaluation Tools

SLMPE Rubric - Designed to evaluate your library program


What Do School Librarians Do?

School Librarian Evaluation Tools

NYLA APPR Rubric - Designed to evaluate your school librarian

School Librarians Transform Learning