"School librarians understand that children of the Millennium generation are consumers and creators in multi-media digital spaces…They know that the world of this young generation is situated at the crossroads of information and communication. School librarians bring pedagogical order and harmony to a multi-media clutter of information by crafting challenging learning opportunities, in collaboration with classroom teachers and other learning specialists, to help learners use the virtual world, as well as traditional information sources, to prepare for living, working, and life-long learning in the 21st century." Todd, R. and Gordon, C. (2010). School libraries, now more than ever: a position paper of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries. (CISSL)
Managing a school library involves a complex mix of professional responsibilities. It entails supporting the information literacy and inquiry needs of your users, developing collaborative relationships with teaching colleagues, sharing your knowledge and love of children's and young adult literature with your students and their teachers, and undertaking the administrative functions that sit behind a smoothly running library.
The school library and its role continues to change in line with curriculum and learning directions, along with the evolving information landscape and the technologies we use to access and use information.
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