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ERIC Number: EJ926725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
School Library Media Specialist-Teacher Collaboration: Characteristics, Challenges, Opportunities
Cooper, O. P.; Bray, Marty
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v55 n4 p48-55 Jul 2011
The most successful school library media specialists are those who collaborate with teachers as full partners in the instructional process. Without assertive action by the school library media specialist, however, school administrators and teachers are likely to be more aware of the media specialist's administrative role than the roles of teacher, instructional partner, and information specialist. Reductions to library media staff and finding common planning time are examples of serious challenges, but these are not insurmountable. In the context of well-planned instructional projects, collaboration with teachers is a primary way that school library media professionals can demonstrate that their work is a vital part of the academic life of their schools, and a positive factor in improving student achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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