At Educon this weekend, librarians Joyce Kasman Valenza, Gwyneth A. Jones, and Shannon McClintock Millerare discussed the future of student inquiry. Their Saturday discussion centered around how student inquiry has changed and how the role of the teacher-librarian has shifted from one who gathers, stores, and indexes resources to a educator and collaborator who helps students ethically and effectively filter, evaluate, and use information and then do something with it, ideally to communicate in powerful ways with authentic audience.
Read and share: See Sally Research! by opening the word document. This is a worthwhile read for educators to learn how the world of student library research has evolved over the past 15 years. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 and will be published in: What School Admins Need to Know About Digital Tech and Social Media. Chris Lehmann and Scott McLeod, eds. Jossey-Bass/Wiley. 2011.
Share this with your administrators so they can truly understand how the librarian is an even more critical player in new learning landscapes where information and communication options continually shift.