Saturday, April 11, 2009
School Library Media Month 2009 (USA)
"Libraries are at the heart of the learning experience for almost 44 million elementary, middle and high school students. During the entire month of April, parents, students and library media specialists will celebrate the value of our nation's school library media centers with School Library Media Month. Once stocked mainly with books and other print materials, today's school libraries have been transformed into learning centers with a full range of multimedia and emerging digital information resources. From virtual homework help to wireless environments, school library media centers are dynamic places. According to the 2009 State of America's Libraries Report, released annually by the American Library Association, individual visits to school library media centers increased significantly in 2008, up more than 22% compared with data gathered in 2007"