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ERIC Number: EJ773857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
The New Librarians
Starkman, Neal
T.H.E. Journal, v34 n8 p22 Aug 2007
In this article, the author describes how the role of school librarians has transformed. Today's school librarians do much more than stock shelves with books. They may do any or all of the following: (1) facilitate "library" classes that help students understand how to use technology to conduct research, doling out homework and conducting assessments; (2) meet with teachers to help them infuse technology into their curricula, sometimes by doing online searches for information, using interactive whiteboards for presentations, or creating videotapes and DVDs; and (3) attend conferences with other school librarians and media directors to learn about the latest technology for information management. In general, modern school librarians help usher in the technological changes that schools must address, and it can be the attitude and skills of librarians that determines how smoothly and productively the transition to the 21st-century classroom goes. In fact, the changing times are reflected in the title of the job itself. No longer mere librarians, they are "library information specialists." (Contains 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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