Without question, some of the most important members of the school community are the school librarians.

Also known as library media specialists, school librarians play a unique role in our schools. Often asked to take on a wide range of duties, these passionate and savvy educators deserve more than only a week of praise.

And in case you need a reminder of all that school librarians do for our students and our schools, we’ve put together a list–but it’s only a start.

School librarians rock--here are 10 reasons why

10 reasons school librarians are super valuable

1. School librarians know tech.
In many schools, the library media specialist is the go-to expert on all things tech. Don’t know how to use that new projector? Looking for a great app for annotating texts? Can’t figure out your new phone? Ask the librarian!

About the Author:

Erin Wilkey Oh is the executive editor of education marketing at Common Sense, where she oversees the Digital Classroom blog and the syndication of Common Sense Education content.