Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

How Student Engagement is Important for Libraries

How Student Engagement is Important for Libraries

“A recent survey conducted by YouthTruth discusses whether or not students feel engaged in their school studies. Understanding student engagement is important for educators and librarians because it can give great insight into challenges affecting learning both inside and outside of the classroom. YouthTruth analyzed survey responses from over 230,000 students in grades three through twelve. The information was gathered through YouthTruth’s anonymous online climate and culture survey across 36 states. View the entire report here.”

“I have said it before and you will see me say it a lot, public libraries are the educational extension of the school classroom. It’s important that we make the connections with our community and our schools to see what areas they need help with so that we can also help bring learning and purpose to the students.”