What does a Teacher Librarian really do? Ask me

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.

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About robynstlreflections

I never expected to become a teacher. After graduating from Sydney Univeristy with a BA (Hons), I worked for a couple of years before "going bush". When I started working as a governess I discovered that I enjoyed teaching, so studied for a Grad Dip Ed. After teaching in public schools in the Northern Territory for two years then in Queensland for 10 more, I moved back to NSW with my family in 2009. Now it's time for a change in direction. I've always enjoyed introducing my students discover the joys of literature and I'm excited by the educational possibilities developing in the digital world. So in 2010 I've begun studying by Distance Education for a Masters in Education in Teacher Librarianship with Charles Sturt University.
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