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' In an era of ubiquitous information, the need for school librarians is greater than ever. Critical thinking requires students to find information to fuel their inquiries. The same goes for the creative forms of learning that many of the best teachers seek to inspire in their students. There are far more sources of information for students to choose from, but students are rarely taught how to develop a good process for making wise decisions about information quality. Students need to learn digital literacy skills to be able to identify credible information in a more distributed, complicated world rich with data. Classroom teachers who were trained in an earlier era sometimes struggle with navigating the digital world of information and can lack the skills and confidence to teach kids well. The task of determining (and improving) information quality is core to the library profession. This educational challenge is one that school librarians are exceptionally well prepared to meet on behalf of our students. It is precisely the wrong moment to be cutting school librarians out of schools'.
'The importance of school libraries does not lie in their role as depositories of materials. Rather, their importance lies in the essential skill sets of the dedicated librarians who continually take on new roles in support of the education of our children. A well-developed DPLA will help school librarians by providing ready access to nationally-collected materials necessary to meet changing curricula. In partnership with classroom teachers, they will be able to identify and use the materials to support students in the construction of new knowledge'.
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