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ERIC Number: EJ1041599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Librarians on the Loose: Breaking out of the Library to Create a Culture of Literacy
Lawrence, Ellen
Knowledge Quest, v42 n4 p64-70 Mar-Apr 2014
With the influx of technology, school library programs started to adapt traditional services by embracing new innovative resources. However, even with online research databases and cloud computing, most school libraries still occupy a fixed physical space in the school, a destination for students and teachers when they need help with reading or research. Change is inevitable, especially in 21st-century education; we are teaching students to prepare for jobs not yet created (Fisch 2007). Several years ago, it was easy for Ellen Lawrence to see the writing on the wall, predicting change when her district's leadership team discussed the possibility of one-to-one computing. Clearly, it was imperative that the school library program be viewed as an essential piece of the curricular puzzle and not just a service provider for students. This article describes creative ways she found to reach out to the greater school community to convince them that the school library can be an important tool that supports learning no matter what the location.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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