Rock stars or roadies?

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What is the role of the teacher librarian - should s/he be center stage or behind the scenes?

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Rock stars or roadies?

  1. 1. Rock Stars or Roadies? The Role of Teacher Librarians by Diane Cordell“Enter Shikari on stage at Leeds Festival 2010” by Samuel Maycock http://www.flickr.com/photos/sam_maycock/4950822863/
  2. 2. “A ‘rock star’is someone who doesn’t follow rules, they make their own. They go out of their way to be extraordinary, different from everyone else.” -the Urban Dictionary
  3. 3. Thought Leaders want their STUDENTS to be the Rock Stars...“Joyce Valenza, Cathy Nelson, Buffy Hamilton” by theunquietlibrarian http://www.flickr.com/photos/10557450@N04/3975011046/
  4. 4. “Mister Eddy, Roadie Extraordinaire” by Joe Crawford (artlung) http://www.flickr.com/photos/artlung/6779152043/...while the Teacher Librarian assumes the role of backstage roadie.
  5. 5. port su p off er is to sjob die’ oaAr “Support” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/2781190353/
  6. 6. So...give them tools, “Happy Digital Learning Day” by katerha http://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/6801771347/ “Worlds Enough” by dmcordellhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3254589348/ “20090509_IMG_0564” by Orang Asli http://www.flickr.com/photos/khooms/3537302369/
  7. 7. connect them with experts, “Army engages young scientists in lab work” by RDECOM http://www.flickr.com/photos/rdecom/6069234213/ “Learning” by dmcordell “Skyping with Students in Wisconsin” by dmcordellhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4538691046/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6767126715/
  8. 8. encourage risk-taking,“John Tenniel - Alice Through the Looking-Glass (1871)” by Cea. http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/5485576189/
  9. 9. fostercreativity, “Its just a Reflection” by Neteesh Gupta http://www.flickr.com/photos/neetesh/5418894559/
  10. 10. help them find their audience. “Applause” by banger 1977 http://www.flickr.com/photos/banger1977/3608882338/
  11. 11. Roadies enableRock Stars to shine. “empty stage” by bobbypilot http://www.flickr.com/photos/36958090@N04/3413417941/
  12. 12. Let your students be the Stars! “The Company takes a bow” by onewe [X] mb http://www.flickr.com/photos/onewe/6839677933/
  13. 13. TextWhat Im Thinking: http://dmcordell.blogspot.com/What Im Tweeting: @dmcordellMy Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/My Slidedecks: http://www.slideshare.net/diane/presentations

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