A fellow participant in the School Library Learning 2.0 program, blogging here at Book-Case, so precisely stated what librarians’ focus should be in the whole school2.0/library2.0 debate, that I wanted to quote her here:
(school librarians)

need to reorient our way of thinking from fixed goals to be met, to ongoing goals that are a work in progress. We need to be trendspotters and maybe even trendsetters for our schools. We don’t need to be techno-geeks; what we need is to be good readers, good listeners and flexible professionals who value and collaborate with our patrons.

Thanks Book-Case for pulling those loose ends together for us. Very well said!

My goals as librarian are much different–more general (maybe overarching is a better word)–than those of the classroom teacher. My focus is much more on the 21st Century literacy goals being discussed in this project and by such “important” thinkers as Joyce Valenza, David Warlick and Doug Johnson, etc. Those skills include “traditional” skills such as reading, literature appreciation & evaluation, selection, etc. But they also include the newer learning that we are doing in this project this summer. Thanks Book-Case for making me think about this!

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