The role of the Teacher Librarian and expertise required is different to that required by all teachers. Teacher Librarians are required to possess additional skills in curriculum leadership, as well as expertise in literacy in all its forms; traditional, information and digital. According to the Australian School Library Association, as well as being trained teachers, Teacher Librarians are curriculum leaders, information specialists, and information service managers (2012).
The selection model developed by Hughes-Hassell and Mancall incorporates a simplistic view of resource evaluation and selection (2005). A model or framework that allows more flexibility to align with different circumstances may be more appropriate in meeting the needs of school libraries. More comprehensive resource selection criteria are outlined by the New South Wales Department of Education, which includes a range of evaluative questions to assess the appropriateness of po
I chose to compare the guidance provided by SCIS as to what a collection management policy might include, with ALIA and with the University of Queensland collection management policy and principles. SCIS suggests that a policy should; “reflect needs of the users, support and enrich the curriculum, encourage and develop a love of reading, [and] be accessible to the school community” (2013, para. 8). ALIA (2016) provides a similar framework; however, it does not make mention of
ATSIL Standards and Australian School Library Association (2015) Evidence guide for teacher librarians in the proficient career stage. Ways in which I could use one of the Evidence guides: Incorporate the practical strategies into my TL practice and into the library environment. Ensure I am meeting the ATSIL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Use the standards as a guide to: Better engage with students and staff Develop programs or strengthen existing programs and
Greenberg, S. (2009). 21st century learning skills [Image]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/20115313@N00/4181862313/ The role of the teacher librarian (TL) in schools is wide and varied. It is a specialist position that is ever-evolving in response to changes in pedagogy, information and technology. Unfortunately, I have seen the role of teacher librarian often misrepresented and misunderstood by many other teaching professionals. My understanding of the role of