ERIC Number: ED103022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-20
Reference Count: 0
How the Librarian Can Assist the Reading Teacher.
The school librarian and the school reading teacher can and should be working together to provide an atmosphere conducive to the effective use of the school library. To do this, the librarian should learn something about the way children are taught to read and about the problems of the poor reader by consulting the reading teacher for advice on books to read on the teaching of reading. Reading teachers should participate in the selection of books and materials, using selection aids provided by the school librarian. The librarians should provide a place for all kinds of reading and create and maintain a climate in which enjoyment of reading can flourish, with a separate room for group activities and with all facilities accessible to all students at all times. The librarian should also participate in the reading development of the students who use the school library by selecting, interpreting, and advising students on the use of materials. Finally, the librarian and the teacher should collaborate to make reading a truly "in" thing in the school. (Author/KKC)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Librarians, Library Facilities, Library Material Selection, Library Services, Physical Environment, Reading Consultants, Reading Level, Reading Material Selection, Reading Programs, Reading Teachers, Recreational Reading, School Libraries, Supplementary Reading Materials, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kean Coll. of New Jersey, Union.
Note: Paper presented at the Kean College Reading Conference (10th Annual, Union, New Jersey, October 20, 1973)