School Library Month


WHEREAS, the quest for knowledge by school students in Virginia is stimulated and developed through the use of educational resources and services provided by school library programs; and

WHEREAS, school library programs provide access to a wide variety of educational materials such as books, magazines, audio and video tapes, laser discs, instructional television, computer software and information databases, as well as the technology needed to use these resources; and

WHEREAS, school library programs provide learning activities designed to enhance reading motivation and establish the information literacy skills needed for lifelong learning; and

WHEREAS, the full potential of school library programs is dependent upon trained professional school librarians whose varied skills assist teachers and students in effectively using this wide range of information resources; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that special recognition be given to school library programs and the role of school librarians in education throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 2014 as SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.