The American Library Association has designated April 14-20, 2013 as National Library Week. Carroll ISD joins the association in recognizing district librarians. This week the district encourages everyone to recognize the value and importance of libraries, librarians and library workers.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
“Traditionally, librarians were seen as the keepers of books,” said Carroll ISD K-12 Language Arts Coordinator Suzanne Newell. “They have always been valued as experts on finding print information and helping students and adults find just the right book. In the 21st century, however, with the written word being found in such a wide variety of forms, the role of librarians has expanded to involve information literacy and technology coaching in addition to their work with printed texts.
This year, the Carroll ISD librarians have been instrumental in carrying out this year’s theme: “Once Upon a Dragon” which emphasizes literacy and promotes a life long love of reading.
Newell said, “Carroll ISD’s librarians work to not only instill a love of reading on their campuses, they also strive to help students leave our system prepared to be savvy consumers of information and knowledgeable researchers.”
The 11 Carroll ISD librarians are listed below: