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‚Äôs 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.