April 2

Are School Librarians an Endangered Species?

Bonanno’s glass half full approach to the TL’s position in the Australian education landscape is inspiring.

“Well funded and adequately staffed school libraries directly impact student achievement” (Bonanno, 2015, p. 17). Teacher librarians are an asset, as long as we showcase our value within our school community and context, continue to up-skill and improve (even if only for 5 minutes each day), and build strong relationships within and beyond our circle of influence.

No, school librarians are not an endangered species, unless we choose to be.

Reference

Bonanno, K. (2015). A profession at the tipping point (revisited). ACCESS, 29(1), 14-21. Retrieved from https://kb.com.au/a-profession-at-the-tipping-point-revisited/

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Posted April 2, 2019 by murphda75 in category ETL401 Intro to Teacher Librarianship

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