We get the support of the school board, teachers, students, parents and local leaders, and then sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
We immerse ourselves in the school and its larger community to ensure that the library we provide accurately reflects their needs, interests, local culture and community aspirations. To acquaint the community with the functions of a library, we provide the school with 150 books for a test run.
With the help of the teachers, students, and parents, we discuss how the library can best serve the school. Together, we select books based on the community’s values and goals.
A Library Council is elected to assist the Librarian, and to promote reading and community goals. The council typically consists of students elected by the student body, two teachers, and a parent representative.
The library space is refurbished or built anew. A minimum of 1,500 books, and a book checkout system and labeling system are provided. Technology is installed and accessories and furniture are arranged.
Train & Integrate
We train librarians and/or teachers to utilize the resources for lesson plans and personal development, so they are properly equipped to help students improve academic performance.
Teachers, parents, students, and at least one local leader are all invited to explore the new space. Parents play an active advocate role, ensuring that the libraries are kept running smoothly and efficiently.
KEY stays in touch. We keep track of the library’s general use and borrowings, as well as its impact on teachers teaching quality and its impact on students, their test scores, and their community.