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ERIC Number: ED497099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-6675
Librarians/Media Specialists: Unsung Superheroes
Burgess, Jan
National Middle School Association (NJ3), Middle Ground v9 n1 p28-29 Aug 2005
School librarians can be an important resource for school administrators, provided that the right relationship is in place between them. In this article, the author reports on the critical points emphasized with librarians/media specialists in a recent panel presentation on their changing roles: (1) the importance of building ongoing relationships with administrators and teachers to support student learning; (2) the value of formal and informal communication with administrators; (3) the importance of informing teachers and parents regularly about library programs and services in ways that shine the light on the positive teaching and learning curriculum connections; and (4) the competing priorities and values beyond building-level control when it comes to resources and personnel. The article closes with a list of questions administrators can use to evaluate their librarian/media specialist and their knowledge about the library.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A