Big Leap for School Libraries

| Originally posted on District Administration by Abby Spegman | Students want to spend time in the active, group-learning learning spaces schools are building Steven Yates has a message for would-be school librarians. “If you’re coming to this because you like to read and you want to manage a collection of books, then you showed up about …Read more


| Originally publish onBubbleUp课堂byCorey Thornblad|

This week I had the pleasure of participating in the annualVirginia Association of School Librarians会议在弗吉尼亚州诺福克。我得承认,我是离开水的鱼 - 在学校图书馆的海上唯一的老师。虽然我不知道多少关于杜威十进制系统或在线目录,他们让我有宾至如归的感觉。

As I sat at dinner, listening to their conversation about teaching and learning, I realized that unless you have had the privilege of working in a school over the past decade you may not understand what school librarians actually do. Librarians are not a braggy bunch; so I feel inclined to set the record straight on their behalf. You probably think they spend their entire day shelving and checking out books, while shushing students. It’s time to set aside these stereotypes and give librarians their long overdue kudos.

Librarians teach — a lot
First and foremost, school librarians are teachers. If you walk into our school’s library on any given day you are likely to see one of our librarians co-teaching or independently teaching a lesson. In order to pull this off, librarians have to be content experts in everything from science to math to PE. Moreover, librarians have the ability and desire to teach children of all levels and learning styles.

Librarians are Apple Geniuses in disguise

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