Without question, some of the most important members of the school community are the school librarians. And even now, with most schools still learning remotely, school librarians and media specialists are critically important.

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.

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10 reasons school librarians are more important than ever before

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.

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!

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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.


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