There’s no “typical” day for a library media specialist. In one school day, we can teach a class about fake news, help one student find the perfect resource for his research project, and guide another toward a “just-right” book series that appeals to her personal interests. For 21st-century media specialists, the idea of the library as a quiet space is out and creating new opportunities for deeper learning with students is in.

Our district, Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) is the eighth-largest school district in the nation. We provide a wealth of educational opportunities for students and families that range from...

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  • About the Author:

    John Milburn is the K-5 supervisor of library media services for Hillsborough County Public Schools (FL). Follow him on Twitter @LMSK5.

    Kimberly DeFusco is the 6-12 supervisor of library media services for Hillsborough County Public Schools (FL). Follow her on Twitter @LMSsecondary.