ERIC Number: EJ950883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
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Looking toward the Future: Competences for 21st-Century Teacher-Librarians
de Groot, Joanne; Branch, Jennifer L.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v57 n3 p288-297 Fall 2011
What are the core competences required by teacher-librarians for developing exemplary school library programs in 21st-century schools? This article reports on a study that explored the experiences and attitudes of graduates from the Teacher Librarianship by Distance Learning program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Key findings from this study of teacher-librarians indicate that technology and leadership issues are the most pressing needs. These graduates also indicated that their "traditional roles and responsibilities" are changing as they are responsible for promoting new literacies and evaluating, selecting, organizing, and managing diverse learning resources.
Descriptors: Distance Education, School Libraries, Foreign Countries, Librarians, Library Education, Educational Needs, Competency Based Education, Minimum Competencies, Technological Literacy, Graduate Surveys, Employment Experience, Librarian Attitudes, Leadership Responsibility, Library Role, Library Instruction
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site: http://ajer.synergiesprairies.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Edmonton)