WHAT IS THE MAIN ROLE OF ASCHOOL LIBRARIAN?To make your life easier Yes, it’s true, we are all about you (and your students too)
What makes a kickass librarian• Passion• Commitment• Visibility• Enthusiasm• Learning• Teaching• Innovation• Connection• A sense of fun!
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The librarian in your school is there to make your lifeeasier – as previously mentioned!The librarian will be your assistant, helping to provideyou and your students access to the best resources tocomplement your teaching, and their learning.It is not the job of the librarian to merely issue andreturn resources and catalogue the new ones, butthey can do that too!Sidle up – get cosy with your librarian, let them showyou all their new clever tricks.There – I’ve finished now. Cuppa tea anyone?
English Teachers stock up for the holidays with lots of books from the school library
Expect this from your kickass librarian• Your librarian is out in classes working with you and the students - not in the workroom all the time• Part of the teaching team• Offers a different but complimentary skill set to the teacher• Provides tools which staff can use.
And this• Your librarian is great with students• Has great relationships with staff• Is important to the culture of the school• Has lots to offer lots of people• Gets credit for being awesome• Gets regular access to PD• Networks regularly with other librarians
Resource Locator• A librarian is a resource locator. They help you find answers to questions and help find resources (all kinds) to support the curriculum and reading of all kinds.
A communicator• A kickass librarian is a communicator. They talk, email, and share with teachers, students, parents, and community members. They communicate about how the library program directly relates to the learning in the school.
Librarians as teachers• A school librarian is a teacher. They work with students in the library using ICT and literacy. The library is a classroom. They teach students how to be information literate and the critical skills modern society needs.
More teaching – to you guys• A kickass librarian is a PD provider. They can help you with blogging, wikis, Facebook, e- books,iPads, Google Reader, Thinklink, Livebinders,Pintrest, Evernote, book trailers, online databases. And a bunch more.
Innovation• A kickass librarian is an innovator. They are willing to try new things, to get involved, to say yes to new projects. They are looking for new ways to get even better.
Collaboration• But most of all, the school librarian does not work alone. For a school to have a successful library program it takes everyone (the librarian, teachers, SMT, and the student librarians) working together for the benefit of the students.
A sense of funScenes from an ordinary King’s High Library day!
So, how canwe help you?You setassignments foryour students -what do yousee as thelibrarian’s rolein helping you?
What do you think?Do you need more kickass in your library? Lets discuss
References• http://hoorayforbooks.pbworks.com/f/lms+evalu ation+ideas.pdf Carl A. Harvey• Website - The Adventures of Library Girl• Joyce Valenza for ideas• Judy O’Connell for more ideas• My local SLANZA group for inspiration• Suzette Boyd, Buffy Hamilton, Jennifer la Garde and other fabulous librarians who have helped form me.
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