Friday, September 11, 2009

School librarians are in short supply

Out of circulation: School librarians are in short supply

"Forget the stereotype of a school librarian who sits behind the circulation desk checking out books with an ink stamp. In the new millennium, school librarians are more likely to be found sitting behind a computer as they update the library Web page or create a wiki on genetically modified organisms. Or they might be seen holed up in the library computer lab as they lead students through tutorials on annotated bibliographies or Google docs."

Link to full article.


At 10:46 PM, Blogger Jules said...

I am glad to hear the good news! I hope to get a job soon in some capacity in a school library.

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Janie said...

I don't think that the initial role of a librarian will change. As the "information age" explodes the varied tasks of the librarian will reflect these changes as well. One will be versed in blogs, wikis, hypermedia and mulitmedia, maintain websites,and keep abreast of the latest technology. Keeping up with education, while one will want to encourage, guide, instruct students/faculty and strive to instill the love, laughter, joy, suspense, new horizons etc... and knowlege that books will bring.


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