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Library of Michigan and School Libraries
- The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce that West Maple Elementary School Library, in the Birmingham School District, is the 2021/2022 Model 21st Century School Library! The West Maple Elementary School Library with school librarian, Carrie Betts, is a place where students and the community have opportunities to learn beyond their daily experiences. The library won the SL 21 honor for its focus on bringing diverse life experiences to the school community as well as outstanding academic support. During the uncertain times of this last year, Carrie has brought a virtual read aloud and discussion program, using titles from the MISelf in Books.
Please contact Karren Reish at 517-241-0021 or email@example.com with any questions on the Library of Michigan and school libraries.
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.
General Information and Certification
Information on school libraries and academic achievement as well as certification of school library media specialists, appropriate assignments and other education administrative rules.
School Libraries in the 21st Century
School Libraries for the 21st Century Measurement Benchmarks (SL 21) are a tool to help measure the quality of School Library programs within individual school buildings in Michigan. The benchmarks can be used to assess and evaluate school libraries in individual school buildings to develop and improve school library services.