"Effective school libraries are dynamic learning environments that bridge the gap between access and opportunity for all learners. Under the leadership of the school librarian, the school library provides access to resources and technology, connecting classroom learning to real-world events. By providing access to an array of well-managed resources, school libraries enable academic knowledge to be linked to deeper, personalized learning. The expanded learning environment of the school library ensures the unique interests and needs of the individual are met. In this way, effective school libraries prepare learners for college, career, and life."
"Position Statement on the Role of the School Library Program." American Association of School Librarians, revised 1-21-2012