Discusses the changing digital environment and how school librarians' role evolve along the process. It also presents ways and techniques on how school librarians can make their libraries exciting
Discusses the changing digital environment and how school librarians' role evolve along the process. It also presents ways and techniques on how school librarians can make their libraries exciting venues for children to learn.
The school library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today's information and knowledge-based society. The school library equips students with life-long learning skills and develops the imagination , enabling them to live as responsible citizens.
Manager of computing services – a creator of databases and knowledge resources;
Manager of learning resources collection – content managers of information systems that facilitate the efficient and effective storage, retrieval, use and communication of learning resources and instructional media.
The school librarian is the professionally qualified staff member responsible for planning and managing the school library, supported by as adequate staffing as possible, working together with all members of the school community, and liaising with the public library and others.
In an increasingly networked environment, school librarians must be competent in planning and teaching different information-handling skills to both teachers and students .
Infancy: Birth to 2 Years - Information needs can be met by primary caregivers in the child’s immediate environment
Early Childhood: 3 to 5 Years - Finds it difficult to distinguish between fantasy and reality; introduction to children’s books
Early Childhood: 5 to 9 Years - Decision-making skills on the Internet- as in many areas of life-are not yet well developed; emerging information needs; requires concept books and references for school projects and homework