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ERIC Number: ED417760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Meeting the Professional Information Needs of Teacher Librarians.
Four papers on meeting the professional information needs of teacher librarians focus on the responsibility of professional teacher librarian associations include: "The Responsibility of Professional TL Associations" (Norma Jeffrey); "Meeting the Professional Information Needs of TLs: The Responsibility of Professional Teacher Librarian Associations" (Anne Plowman); "Responsibility of the Professional Teacher Librarian Organisation" (Rose Dotten and Liz Kerr); and "Responsibility of Professional Teacher Librarian Associations" (Gerald R. Brown). The first paper notes that, as brokers of professional information, associations must provide forums for innovators to share their expertise, to form collaborative partnerships, and to implement strategies to ensure that equitable standards are maintained across the full spectrum of school libraries. The second paper discusses the School Libraries Section of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and argues that associations must provide worthwhile and challenging professional experiences for teacher librarians. The third paper outlines the mandate of a teacher librarians' association within a threefold framework of: leadership, advocacy, and professional development. The final paper discusses the importance of professional support and the need for an association to provide a network of people helping people. Issues that need to be addressed are outlined. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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