Friday, June 17, 2011

8 Tech Trends for TLs and Ts

Harvard Education Letter

Dave Saltman (27:3, May/June 2011) describes changing roles for TLs:

If the Dewey decimal system is the first thing that comes to mind when the subject of school libraries comes up, it’s time to reboot.

The school library—and the job of the librarian—have both morphed into something that most adults these days would hardly recognize. Helping kids find books to read is only part of the job, say those on the profession’s leading edge. Today, a major mission of the librarian, aka media specialist, is to teach students digital literacy by showing them how to use the Internet to efficiently find, organize, and share information with peers.

For the eight tech trends, read Saltman's article.

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