Thursday, August 20, 2009
New Haven has been one of very few school districts in California which supported and insisted on school libraries in all their schools including elementary schools. Melinda Steffans was the Alvarado Elementary librarian during the 1980's, then came Rhonda Neagle, Sharon Chambers, and in 2010 Alisha Valine. During much of this time the superintendent, Guy Emmanual, was an avid supporter of school libraries. Subsequent superintendents did not provide that support. School libraries must also have good technology support.
Here are the New Haven elementary superlibrarians from 2000 to 2009.
AE Graphic Novel Collection