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Basic information about becoming a librarian for high school orientation

Basic information about becoming a librarian for high school orientation



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  • I took a PBS class on how to search the Internet and the class took me 6 weeks

Library media specilaist_presetation 9-17-11[1] Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Library Media Specialist
  • 2. Can you hope to achieve without information?
    • Information is everywhere
    • Information in necessary to learning
    • Information is power
  • 3. What Do These Represent? And How Are They Important? Teacher Librarian Community digital media manager E-community developer Web designer Copyright Specialist Corporate blogger Privacy officer Instructional librarian Community engagement librarian Reference librarian Children’s librarian School media specialist Web social media editor Systems librarian Human Computer Interactions
  • 4. What is unique about being a Librarian
    • Librarians help develop students’ appreciation of literature and reading.
    • Librarians help develop students’ ability to use information efficiently and effectively.
    • Librarians help develop students’ ability to use technology as a valuable tool in the educational process.
    • Librarian work with teachers to establish goals and objectives for their students
  • 5. How do you become a librarian?
    • Librarian must obtain a 4 year undergraduate degree, - Bachelor’s degree
    • You can major in any subject to obtain an undergraduate degree.
  • 6. Librarians attend graduate school
    • Librarians must attend graduate school for an additional two years beyond the Bachelors degree
    • Just like some other professions for example,
          • Social workers attend graduate school for two additional years.
          • Lawyers attend graduate school for three years
          • Doctors attend graduate school for four years
  • 7. Are librarians teachers?
    • Yes, librarians earn a teaching certificate, just like classroom teachers.
  • 8. If you attended my graduate school today and studied librarianship..
    • You would earn a graduate degree called
    • Masters of Science in Information
  • 9. Literacy is the key for understanding how Librarians help the schools
    • New literacies instant messaging , blogging , website , social networking music videos , podcasting photo sharing , emailing , digital storytelling , online discussion , online chat , fan fiction , digital mashups , etc.
    • Traditional – Math literacy, Environmental literacy, Media Literacy, Science literacy, Visual Literacy, Economic Literacy, Technology Literacy. Digital Literacy
  • 10. School Librarian are here to help and assist you
    • We are here to help you become a great readers and a skillful researchers.
    • We plan special lessons for you to help you develop critical thinking skills.
    • We are here to help you search the Internet and understand how information and data can assist you in school and in your daily lives .
  • 11. We work on how to teach you these things when we are not shelving books
  • 12. Use library online databases
    • The Internet has no supervisor.
    • No one is in charge of the Internet.
    • Anyone can publish on the Internet, but you must be careful. (Watch SPOKEO video)
    • The Internet doesn’t care if you receive bad information.
    • Learning about Search Engines is important and will assist you in life (See my Tweets )
  • 13. Goals for the rest of your life
    • I will learn how to locate, collect, organize, interpret and share information.
    • I will become a life-long learner, and become an independent library user, who is information literate.
  • 14. Become a Librarian too!
    • Whatever you decide,