1) coordination of all teaching resources not just library resources 2) technology provisioning to beceom 24/7 not just within the library 3) proactively address and help with strategies for school issuesNow I just have to find the time and the energy. But where there is a will, there is a way.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Tearing Down the Walls
Belatedly doing some reading Dianne Oberg's editorial in School Libraries Worldwide 'Taking the Library Out of the Library into the school (13(2) 2007 i-ii - put forward some interesting ideas. Having struggled with what can be a isolating role - being new at a school, being tied to the library when staff on breaks as students are using the library - I would love to tear down the walls and have a roving role throughout the school. ALl the readings suggest that the teacher librarian has enormous potential and power to positively affect student learning outcomes and teaching - the role is vital, multidimensional, complex, central and so on. So I aspire to take on Oberg's challenge to expand the impact and function of the library beyound its walls. Three suggestions