School Libraries and the Library of Michigan
The Library of Michigan provides support for school libraries and school library staff through programs and resources. The flagship program is the School Libraries 21st Century (SL 21) program, which are benchmarks for a quality school library program. Libraries can earn certification in this voluntary program to demonstrate the quality of the school library in an individual school building. The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) also provides eResources for PreK-12 students and teachers, as well as materials for library users across the state. School Librarians can use the Ask Your School Librarian about MeL handout with teachers and administrators.
The SL 21 program includes a Model School Library of the Year, selected based on the nominations and the quality of the program. Carpenter Year Round Elementary School from the Lake Orion Community Schools is the 2016/2017 Model School Library. See the SL 21 section below for more information!
Please contact Karren Reish at 517-241-0021 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on the Library of Michigan and school libraries.
- School Library Workgroup
The School Library Workgroup (SLG) is a group of school librarians and school library related professionals that advise the Liubrary of Michigan on school library issues. School Library Workgroup Charge.
- K-12 School Library/Media Center Community Updates
To stay informed about the SL 21 program and statewide resources, materials and events for use by school librarians, teachers and K-12 students, please join the School Library Community listserv.