Question: What is the role of a school library?

In addition to classroom visits with collaborating teachers, the school library also serves as a learning space for students to do independent work, use computers, access the internet, use equipment and research materials; to host special events such as author visits and book clubs; and for tutoring and testing.

What is the most important role of the library to a school?

Libraries provide another space for children to learn. They can help students navigate the internet, offer a quiet area for students to study, and encourage students to read. The staff, knowing what books a student enjoys, can help them choose books that are similar to their interests.

Why are school libraries so important?

Lifelong Learners School libraries provide more than just books, computers and other technology, databases of accurate information, e-books, plus fun and educational activities. School libraries provide a safe haven for all students to think, create, share, and grow.

What do school librarians teach?

As educators, school librarians are responsible for teaching students the value of reading and improving their reading skills through lessons, interactive storytelling, and hands-on activities. Educating older teen students on technology and research enables them to pursue higher education opportunities.

Is a school librarian a good job?

School librarian -- its a fantastic job. I feel confident that I, unquestioningly, have the best job in the school (okay, maybe Im tied for best job with my co-librarian). I love talking to people who are considering a school library media certification and helping to grow our incredible profession.

Do librarians teach?

Todays school librarian works with both students and teachers to facilitate access to information in a wide variety of formats, instruct students and teachers how to acquire, evaluate and use information and the technology needed in this process, and introduces children and young adults to literature and other ...

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