Using data from the 2011-12 Colorado School Library Survey, this report examines how often endorsed school librarians engage in activities that foster students’ development of . The results indicate that the most frequent activity across Colorado public school libraries with endorsed librarians, regardless of grade level or enrollment, was “teach students to use digital resources”; 7 in 10 respondents reported helping students develop this skill at least once a week. About 3 in 5 respondents reported that they help students apply critical thinking skills (roughly two thirds) and use technology to organize and share information (over half) at least once a week.
Colorado Department of Education (2012). 21st-century instruction strategies in Colorado school libraries. Colorado, U.S.: Colorado Department of Education. https://www.lrs.org/documents/fastfacts/314_21st_Century_Skills_School_Libraries.pdf