(16 November 2016) Why should parents or pupils be concerned whether or not school libraries close? Surely they are just mausoleums to the paper-bound past? Rooms that are of little use to today’s internet-connected student population, who have access to a world of books and information through their digital devices?
Quite simply, school libraries, and their librarians, are critical to our children’s future.
Research proves this to be the case. The level of development of the school library is a highly accurate predictor of academic success. Meaning that parents should perhaps go so far as to compare the libraries of the schools they are considering, rather than look at league tables, when seeking the right school for their children.
The full article by Nigel Lashbrook is in The Telegraph.