As the State of
unveils its new Delaware Literacy Plan (DLP) now in draft, the role of the school LMS as a teacher-librarian becomes vital. New literacy requirements will involve a new approach to instruction. Literacy across the curriculum can only occur through collaboration. The school LMS is the school-wide resource for collaborative planning. They are also vitally important to the instructional staff as a resource for information literacy, reading advocacy and literacy instruction, and are skilled professionals in visual and other literacies that will be required of the 21st-century learner. As formative and summative assessments will be required for the DPL, well-thought-out research projects, in collaboration with the school LMS can provide the rigor and relevance that will increase student achievement. The School Library Collaboration Program Delaware can serve as a model for school-wide improvement in student success.