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ERIC Number: EJ964743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Solo Librarians Working Collaboratively
Nickel, Robbie
Knowledge Quest, v40 n2 p40-43 Nov-Dec 2011
The Elko County School District in Nevada has elementary school librarians that are "solo" librarians. Over the last several years they have worked to collaborate on meeting monthly--even though the district covers 17,100 square miles--and on providing professional development face to face and online. Sharing and collaboration help them to problem solve, meet student needs, and extend their resources. The school district librarians currently try to meet once a month during the school year using the Elko County School District's interactive video equipment. With sixteen school librarians in the district, their highest attendance at the monthly meetings this past year was nine. This year the librarians hope to use Elluminate Live!, a web-conferencing program, for some of their meetings. This software may enable more librarians to participate than in the past. The author concludes that collaboration and sharing are key to their library programs and to making them as solo school librarians less isolated.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/knowledgequest.cfm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada