The librarians play an important part in student success by supporting the curriculum, bridging the gaps in access to and familiarity with resources, and working collaboratively with teachers to support and improve their instruction. I support our school library program because it is central to student achievement.-  Bruce Dahmen, Principal, James Madison Memorial High School, Madison

Administrator’s Guide for 21st Century School Libraries

The school library has changed from a store of resources to a learning commons where students and teachers investigate, collaborate, and seek and use information to explore ideas and solve problems. As information grows exponentially and technology continues to change the way society learns and communicates, making information fluency vital to success, the school library information specialist is more vital than ever before.

This guide is designed to provide administrators with a picture of the 21st Century school library as a center for student learning and the role of its information specialist as a collaborator and leader in the school community.