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ERIC Number: ED412951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 5
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Evolution and Revolution in School Library Practice.
Boyd, Suzette
The revolutionary library signals a new era for schools and their students. Roles are continually being redefined and services and programs are continually restructured. This paper outlines some strategies for implementing change, and challenges and inspires the teacher-librarian profession to reinvent itself. At the present time in school libraries there are three prevailing general scenarios or attitudes: (1) doom and gloom--teacher-librarians' underlying attitude is that it has all become too hard, they are resentful, and unable to see past the negatives of most situations; (2) evolutionary--teacher-librarians' underlying attitude is that of comfort with the status quo; and (3) revolutionary--teacher-librarians' underlying attitude is seeing this as a new era for libraries with many schools doing wonderful things. This paper describes the process involved in achieving revolution in the school library at Methodist Ladies' College (Australia). Teacher-librarians must convince their leaders that their profession is vital and convince them to provide resources and support. The challenge of the 21st century is for teacher-librarians to decide if they want to take the risk of choosing their own future. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia