Why School Libraries Matter...
School libraries offer students more than a shushed environment to do schoolwork. Today's libraries offer students a valuable resource to gain
information literacy skills and digital tools to help them succeed as students
and beyond school.
The AASL, the American
Association of School Librarians, conducted a study in 2012 that found students benefited from quality school library programs. These benefits
include increased reading scores, improved 21st Century Skills, and more
opportunity to explore critical thinking skills.
The Study's most universal finding is that the presence of full-time, credentialed school librarians and appropriate
support staff who implement a quality, school integrated program of library services is directly related to these student educational gains.
The IMC Staff:
Mrs. Heidi Nowicki
Library Media Specialist
Heidi Nowicki is a certified library media specialist and English teacher for grades 6-12. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English with a journalism minor from UW-Oshkosh and her master's degree in education from Alverno College. She earned additional professional credentials through her graduate coursework in the UWSSLEC, the University of Wisconsin System School Librarian Education Consortium.
Mrs. Carol Couillard
Carol Couillard is the library assistant, with a bachelor’ degree in History.
Image of Heidi Nowicki by Amherst HS yearbook staff.