Welcome to the Office of Library Services Principals’ Corner. Our staff can help you develop and support a library program that positively impacts student achievement. We can assist you in the following areas:
The Office of Library Services has compiled several documents outlining the Commissioner's Regulations for school library media programs.
· New York State Education Law Establishing School Libraries
· New York State Funding Requirements for School Libraries
· New York State Staffing Requirements for School Libraries
Program Administration21st Century Checklist The 21st Century Checklist provides guidance to school administrators about the state and federal regulations that apply to school libraries. Two of the items are on the Principal's Compliance Checklist; other items are provided for principals to monitor the status of their library program. If you have any questions, please contact Library Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Collaborative ResponsibilitiesThe development of an integrated school library program is a collaborative effort involving administrators, teachers and the librarian. Each individual is an essential contributor and has several responsibilities.
· Principal Responsibilities
· Librarian Responsibilities
· Teacher Responsibilities
Program PlanningThe Office of Library Services has developed several documents to assist in the development of an effective school library media program.
Empire State Information Fluency Continuum The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum provides a framework for the instructional aspects of a library program. The framework is based on three standards that form the basis for the skills and strategies that are essential for students to become independent readers and learners. The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum is endorsed by the School Library Systems Association of New York State and aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards. Information Fluency Continuum and Common Core Learning Standards
Principals’ Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions by principals