School Library Teacher

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School Library Teacher

  1. 1. School Library TEACHER Judi Paradis Library Teacher Plympton Elementary School Waltham Massachusetts
  2. 2. Provides Interface between information and users <ul><li>Knows what is in the collection </li></ul><ul><li>Knows what to add to the collection </li></ul><ul><li>Knows what else is available (databases, experts, interlibrary loan, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Knows the curriculum frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Knows the staff and students well </li></ul>
  3. 3. Information Literacy Teacher <ul><li>Responsible for teaching students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to find the best sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to critically evaluate sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to use information appropriately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Determining a topic for research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notetaking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Citations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing a product to show what you’ve learned </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Reading Cheerleader <ul><li>Expert in children’s literature </li></ul><ul><li>Connects the right book to the right student </li></ul>
  5. 5. Building a Reading Incentive Program <ul><li>School-wide culture of reading </li></ul><ul><li>Reading gets trendy </li></ul><ul><li>Work with your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Look everywhere for ideas </li></ul>
  6. 6. Trends in Children’s Literature <ul><li>Nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Support for ELL students </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic novels </li></ul><ul><li>Series books </li></ul><ul><li>Picture books for older students </li></ul><ul><li>Really great Young Adult literature </li></ul>
  7. 7. Evaluate YOUR library program <ul><li>Flexible schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time certified library teacher K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Strong collection that supports the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Planning time for collaboration </li></ul>
  8. 8. Advocate for Libraries <ul><li>Massachusetts School Library Media Association ( www.mslma.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>American Association of School Libraries (www.ala.org) </li></ul>

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