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Teacher librarians: Mavens in a digital age

Original source: School Administrator, May 2015 As many school districts across the country have slashed library programs, Vancouver Public Schools has written a different narrative, giving its school librarians re-imagined roles. In this cover story, Superintendent Steve Webb and Director of Instru

K-12 librarians’ roles shift to meet digital demands

Original source: Education Week, April 2015 “Teach more and librarian less.” That’s part of the strategy for utilizing teacher-libarians in new, technological capacities, says Director of Instructional Technology and Library Services Mark Ray, one of NSBA’s 2014-15 ed-teach leaders to watch. To lear

Reimagining the school librarian

In 2007, three mothers in Spokane, Wash., launched a successful advocacy effort to save school librarian positions across the state. A recent article in School Library Journal talks about the continuing work to reimagine the school librarian role by involving librarians in education decision-making.