School librarians are rising school leaders

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
October 18th, 2013

Librarians play an important role as schools make the digital transition

librarians-leadersSchool librarians are shaking off the decades-old stereotype that they are isolated from a school’s teachers, students, and classrooms. Today’s school librarians, according to a panel discussion that took place during Connected Educator Month and on Connected Librarians Day, are being tapped as influential school leaders with the power to help support the digital transition.

“I see school librarians as school leaders, and I think it’s time for us to step up and be counted,” said Susan Ballard, former president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).

This offers great potential for interconnected partnerships.

(Next page: How librarians can leverage their expertise)