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Purcell, Melissa – Library Media Connection, 2010
Media centers have been transformed from warehouses for books and equipment into the hub of the learning community. Media specialists keep the hub functioning properly. If school library media specialists are doing their job well, they are making a difference in the ways teachers teach and in the ways students learn. On any given day, a media…
Descriptors: Media Specialists, School Libraries, Information Scientists, Library Role
Rux, Paul – Book Report, 1994
Examines issues relating to information technology that will affect the future of school librarians. Topics discussed include teaching versus learning; the need for new sets of skills; becoming systems analysts; matching technology with users' information needs; management information systems; and shifting models regarding the role of school…
Descriptors: Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Needs
Bua, John; Jackson, Nancy – MultiMedia Schools, 1998
Library media staff at Western High School (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) established a library media center without walls and an information hub without limits. This article describes the planning, funding, wiring, equipping, programming, managing, and benefits of the $624,500 network. (PEN)
Descriptors: Administration, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Financial Support
Irving, Ann – School Library Media Annual (SLMA), 1992
Discusses the need to incorporate information skills across the curriculum. Problems facing school libraries are examined; strategies to promote information skills across the curriculum are suggested; the use of information technology is considered; examples of current practice in the United Kingdom are described; and implications for librarians…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Considine, David M. – School Library Journal, 1994
Discusses the emerging interest in media education, or media literacy, and its impact on the role of the school library media specialist. Highlights include the school reform and restructuring movement; the impact of technology on literacy; the role in civic education and in health education; and media education support organizations. (Contains 17…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education