I have been concentrating so much on reading, thinking, planning and writing for my first two MEd(TL) assignments that I’ve hardly been game to look at anything that doesn’t relate specifically to selecting resources or how to develop an information literate school community. And to add it to my blog? No time to write about that when I have assignments to write!
But I couldn’t pass up blogging about this wonderful YouTube video What does a Teacher Librarian really do?, as mentioned by Georgia Phillips on OZTL_NET today. It was produced through collaboration by Instructional Media Services, the United Teachers Los Angeles Library Professionals Committee, and the Los Angeles School Library Association. It’s directed at secondary school principals and highlights the vital role of TLs have to play in student achievement. Although it’s directed at US principals, I think it illustrates beautifully what a TL really does.
With our national Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools, I wonder if our Deputy Prime Minister (and Federal Education Minister) Julia Gillard has seen it?
Well worth watching.