ERIC Number: ED446769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the School Library Media Specialist in the 21st Century. ERIC Digest.
Lowe, Carrie A.
This digest discusses the role of the library media specialist. The first section notes the lessons and legacy of "Information Power," the American Library Association's standards for school library media specialists. Technology and opportunity for library media specialists are discussed in the second section, and the third section considers challenges for library media specialists. The fourth section summarizes the following guiding principles: (1) school libraries have no boundaries; (2) library and information professionals should be flexible; (3) ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information; and (4) information is everywhere, essential, and central. Change and the library media specialist is the topic of the fifth section, and the sixth section describes the information and technology team. The final section discusses a few steps for library media specialists to consider in creating a promising future, i.e., learn and absorb, get involved, and be a leader. (Contains 15 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Literacy, Information Technology, Librarians, Library Role, Media Specialists, School Libraries
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.