How 3 districts leverage librarians’ digital knowledge

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
January 29th, 2014

School librarians are critical to schools’ digital success

librarians-digitalLibrarians and libraries are in a unique position to help schools and districts prepare for and progress through the digital transition, according to a just-released Alliance for Excellent Education report.

Librarians and school leaders can partner to create strategic technology purchasing and implementation plans, and librarians and educators are able to work together on technology integration when it comes to teaching and learning. School libraries, then, become critical to digital learning experiences.

The American Library Association and the American Association of School Librarians has adopted the term “school librarian” to include library media specialists, teacher librarians, and media coordinators.

(Next page: Three districts that know librarians are key to the digital transition)

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3 Responses to “How 3 districts leverage librarians’ digital knowledge”

January 30, 2014

I have been so impressed with librarians! In every building I have visited, they always seem to be the leaders in facilitating change to digital resources. Do a Google Search for the term “Educator 21C” and watch a two-minute video about how step-by-step instructions are helping teachers implement technology in the classroom without becoming frustrated!