Check out this article by Michelle Luhtala in e School News
According to Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania and author of School Library Journal’s “Never Ending Search” blog, this is the golden age of librarianship.
Co-presenting a session at educational technology leader Alan November’s 2012 Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference on July 19 with Shannon McClintock Miller, district librarian and technology integration specialist at Van Meter Schools in Iowa, Valenza outlined five areas in which K-12 schools should turn to their librarians to empower learners with valuable 21st-century college and career readiness skills.
“Librarians are in the sweet spot of education,” Valenza said…
The article goes on to describe the skills librarians help students develop in five categories :
Citizenship / Compassion
Common Core (which for us could be Curriculum, continuing the C theme)
How are we working in these areas in our school libraries ?