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Roll of the librarian


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Roll of the librarian

  1. 1. THE MANY ROLES OF THE LIBRARIAN INVOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL EDUCATIONDebra A. Murphy, M.A., M.L.I.S., M.Ed.Essex Agricultural and Technical High School
  2. 2. My Experience• Flexibility is key• Always think outside the box• Our patrons are not always traditional library users and can be resistant• They hold many pre-conceived ideas about the library • Students • Teachers
  3. 3. Create your own Identity by…• Defining your patron population and their needs • Students • Teachers
  4. 4. Look at:• Circulation Statistics• Class Use• Before and after school use…
  5. 5. Look at:• Do you have study periods…• Extended hours…• Computer Labs• Regular Faculty Planning Time
  6. 6. Identifying Needs Students:• Homework• Reading• Technology• Public Library/gathering place
  7. 7. Identifying needs: Teachers:• Curriculum• Co-Teaching• Technology• Research• Education News
  8. 8. Public Relations SpecialistTeachers Public LibrariansTechnology Specialist Curriculum Specialist
  9. 9. Patrons don’t know what they don’t know
  10. 10. Getting the word out… Students
  11. 11. Face – to - FaceYour greatest tool is face to face communication with students
  12. 12. Build Relationships• Don’t wait for them to ask• Provide a neutral environment• Engage with them• One negative interaction and you’ve lost them
  13. 13. Extended hours• Open the doors• Extending hours is the greatest tool
  14. 14. Not just for reading….
  15. 15. Technology Specialist/TeacherSocial Media….
  16. 16. Public Librarian–Collection Development • Popular Magazines • Video • Honor Student Requests
  17. 17. Public Librarian–Collection Development • Popular Fiction • Honor Student Requests
  18. 18. Collection Development –Recommendation Workshop – The Best New Young Adult Books present by Tools for Teaching and Learning offered each fall
  19. 19. Technology SpecialistWeb Designer
  20. 20. Getting the word out… TeachersCurriculum Specialist – Know their subjects
  21. 21. Curriculum Specialist/Librarian
  22. 22. Curriculum Specialist/Librarian
  23. 23. Public Librarian • Magazines • Newspapers • Video
  24. 24. Public Librarian • Popular Fiction
  25. 25. Subject Area Specialist…
  26. 26. Digital DevicesTechnology Specialist - and E-Books
  27. 27. Digital DevicesTechnology Specialist - and E-Books
  28. 28. Technology Specialist
  29. 29. Transliteracy Expert Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. Sue Thomas (Production and Research in Transliteracy, now
  30. 30. The LibraryThe only place where all of these platforms come together.
  31. 31. The Librarian….The only person who brings them all together.