Here's a little riff on ALA President Barbara Stripling's Declaration for the Right to Libraries...
Declaration of Students' Rights to School Libraries
All students have the right to a well-staffed, well-stocked, and up-to-date physical and virtual school library that..
- Provides access to materials on a wide range of topics, expressing a wide range of viewpoints, with a wide range of reading levels, and in a wide-range of media formats.
- Provides access to a curated collection of online materials, as well as Internet access in as unrestricted an environment as possible.
- Provides novels, non-fiction, magazines, games, videos, and other materials of high interest for practice reading and recreational use.
- Provides access to professional information experts who teach information seeking, evaluation, and communication skills.
- Provides a physical environment in which every student feels welcome, comfortable, and safe.
- Provides access to the tools needed to communicate and share self-created information in a range of media with peers and with the world.
- Provides encouragement to explore topics of personal interest and make learning an enjoyable, voluntary, life-long enterprise.
- Provides a social physical space for face-to-face group work for all students.
- Provides access to resources, spaces, and staff outside the regular school day.
- Supports an education philosophy of problem-solving, creativity, authentic assessment, attention to dispositions, and personalization.
OK, those are the top ten off the top of my head. Yours, fellow librarians?
AASL, I happily ceed the right to this concept to you.