[Editor’s note: This story, originally published on July 17th of this year, was our #8 most popular story of the year. Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2017 countdown!]

Districts nationwide are looking for new and innovative ways to provide training and resources for their staff, all while keeping within a limited budget. What many administrators fail to notice is that their greatest asset is already in their building.

It’s the 21st century, and school librarians are no longer just “the keepers of the books.” Librarians and media specialists are highly trained, highly versatile staff members, whose scope of responsibilities spans all...

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About the Author:

Susan K.S. Grigsby, Ed.S., is the district media specialist with Forsyth County Schools in Cumming, Georgia.