ERIC Number: EJ784863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
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Are Librarians Reading Teachers, Too?
Library Media Connection, v26 n5 p10-14 Feb 2008
During the 1890s, the library media specialty was established through "a School Library Section as an integral part of the National Education Association" (Cole 90). In the ensuing decades, this role has expanded and changed; it demands a balancing act between the more traditional roles surrounding books and reading, and the newer expectations and understanding of technology use on all levels--from managing retrospective conversions, and designing Web sites, to teaching online search strategies with a variety of search engines, to software programs and their evaluations. In 2008, the discussion continues about school library media specialists as reading teachers--a core issue for all educators, and one for which teachers are specifically trained. Are library media specialists reading teachers, too? This article summarizes the literature regarding this question.
Descriptors: School Libraries, Search Strategies, Educational Technology, Media Specialists, Reading Teachers, Librarians, Library Role, Teacher Role, Computer Literacy, Online Searching, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Reading Instruction
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