Role of Teacher-Librarian
The role of the Teacher-Librarian is to create a positive, engaging learning environment in the library. The teacher-librarian is there to assist students, teachers, parents, and administrators in developing information literacy skills. Information literacy skills include:
- Accessing information efficiently and effectively.
- Interpreting what the information means.
- Integrating information into existing knowledge.
- Evaluating information critically and competently.
- Using information accurately and creatively.
- Pursuing information related to personal interests.
- Learning to appreciate literature and other creative expressions of information.
- Recognizing the importance of information in today’s society.
- Participating effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.
These skills are developed through the use of various media including books, magazines, pictures, videotapes, CD-ROMs, the Internet and human resources.
The teacher-librarian also has a leadership role, a role in cooperative planning and teaching, and a management role in the maintenance of the library collection.