Technology is changing the role of the school media specialist from traditional keep-and-file librarian to in-house technology guru. At a time when budget cuts have become an unpleasant reality, however, media professionals often are viewed as more expendable than teachers or computers. Not to worry—the author recommends these eight ways to prove you're worth your weight in gold:

1. Evolve. Media specialists need to broaden their scope outside of what goes on in the school's library. "If a media program is going to impact the entire school, it must be part of the entire school; the


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