State Library Services, along with their statewide library partners, are gathering information on K-12 school libraries in Minnesota, and we need your help! Please share this message to the person who can best answer questions about your local school library, even if there is no media specialist at the school (for example: a paraprofessional who works in the library day-to-day, a tech coach who works in the library space, a teacher who manages the library as a side responsibility, or an administrator).
We have received responses from many schools who have educators active in school library information channels, but we are now at the stage where we need to reach those who may not currently get this news and information. You do not have to work in a school to share this message.
If you have children/nieces/nephews/grandkids in a Minnesota K-12 school, you can forward this to them as well! We need all library supporters to come together to make this happen. You can check this list to see if your local school has already responded. If not, please share this update with them. Your local school may not even have an official school library, but the data team would like to collect that information as well.
This short status report will determine whether each school serving K-12 students in Minnesota has a library, and if so, how the library is staffed. In 2024, the Multicounty Multitype Library Systems will be conducting a more extensive census of the quality of school library programs across the state using this first round of information.
The status report should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete, and will help us better direct resources and funding toward supporting library services for K-12 students across Minnesota.
Again, you can check this list to see if your school has already responded. If no one has responded for your school, use this link to report the status of your school’s library: Submit status report for your school.