2. Couldn't we save lots of money if we use volunteers in the library instead of a school librarian?
Our school library is the “hub” of the school, where students can find a certified school librarian who is an expert at facilitating student use of information. Volunteers can help children find books using the online catalog, but a school librarian can assist students with finding information in many different formats and places. Librarians are very familiar with all of the materials available in the library, as well as learning standards and the school’s curriculum, and can help students make real world connections for using independent learning skills in their own life. However, volunteer assistance is appreciated and welcomed for special events and on advisory groups.