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ERIC Number: EJ927205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Fully Loaded: Outfitting a Teacher Librarian for the 21st Century. Here's What It Takes
Valenza, Joyce Kasman
School Library Journal, v57 n1 p36-38 Jan 2011
Like many teacher librarians, this author is often blessed with the opportunity to mentor preservice teacher librarians. There are "apps" she would like to "load" onto every student teacher-librarian's "screen," if he or she is to have true credibility in leading a school through an information and communication landscape that is continually in flux. For starters, any teacher librarian worth his or her salt in 2011 must be on top of the latest strategies and tools for searching, not to mention organizing information and telling digital stories. The author would like future teacher librarians to leave their practicum mentors with a few fairly granular competencies--for instance, how best to present the elements of a program online--ones that do not appear on a typical preservice checklist, but will prepare them for their real-life work with students and faculty. Competencies that will encourage them to continue to develop new skills. In this article, the author presents her "nonnegotiable requirements" for 2011.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A