The United States no longer has a workforce dependent on operating machinery and performing repetitive tasks. Educators are therefore challenged to change the way students learn and to provide a workforce that is innovative and that has the ability to design new jobs. To do this, students must learn to be problem solvers, to create products that meet real needs, to demonstrate leadership in presenting ideas, and to connect learning to community imperatives. School libraries can help meet these challenges for all students.
1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.
2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........
School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.
Librarians as Engineers of Innovation…By David Lankes nnovation is a term with baggage. To some it is a nebulous concept thrown around to little effect. To others, it is a daunting task reserved for a few visionaries. In this presentation Lankes will talk about how innovation is the job of every librarian. Lankes will also talk about how innovation must be matched to a mission of learning and constant community improvement.
The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age by Frankie Rendon, healthinformatics.uic.edu The advent of the Internet has placed the need for libraries, and librarians under scrutiny.
Army of volunteers helps reopen shuttered school libraries Philadelphia City Paper While many were outraged to learn this fall of library closures at magnet schools Masterman and Central — an anonymous donor quickly put forward $205,000 to reopen...
Learning spaces in a digital age Cambridge News (blog) Last year our focus was on the function of a library – what was the point of a room that was essentially a repository of books when books can be accessed digitally anytime, anywhere?
“Who do you look up to as a leader, and why?” Senga shares: It compelled me to really think about the attributes of a great leader and clarified my thinking around why certain names came to mind first. My own personal list of people I look to in my professional life for inspiration, superb ideas and sound reasoning is extensive, but I thought I would share just a few who have been consistently influential.
Illustration by Eva Vázquez In SLJ‘s recent “Common Core and the Public Librarian” one-hour live webcast, Olga Nesi, regional coordinator for the New York City Department of Education, Division of Library Services, and Nina Lindsay, the children’s...