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    the twenty-first century that the role of the librarian in the public school sector has probably experienced the greatest alteration and modification in regard to its identity. The role of the school librarian had to evolve at a rapid rate to keep up with the times or risk extinction. It started slowly in the nineteen eighties and nineties with the eradication of card catalogs and the implementation of the the computer database as a means of finding items within the library. It has been snowballing ever since with the advent of the internet and information accessibility.…

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    assistance from the librarians, students have all the tools necessary to complete tasks successfully. That is, if students visit the library constantly and look for the assistance it can provide.…

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    I broke the ice easily and we become comfortable with each other quickly. She provided a great deal of information about the workings of today’s library and its librarians. I asked response-provoking questions that allowed Sally Joe to open up about her duties and work as a librarian. She gave me a personal tour of the facility which contained a number of areas. I was impressed with her knowledge of the library’s layout and its systems. When I asked about power failures and she quickly showed…

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    -will work with the coordinating committee to advocate for an increase in time for collaboration between the Media Specialist and teachers in order to increase student achievement Goal #2: The school library program has a minimum of one full-time certified/licensed librarian supported by qualified staff sufficient for the school’s instructional programs, services, facilities, size, and number of teachers and students. The School Librarian: – will work with administration to ensure that the…

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    home where it can be used?” (Lankes). It is a sincere concern, why spend money on improving library infrastructure when you can improve the infrastructure of homes? However, this concerns public libraries and cannot be applied to school libraries. School libraries are funded as part of a school budget and as such the money can only be used for the school. Lankes also has a response for this stating, “The money and time spent on libraries would be better spent on our schools and teachers.”…

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    This is a real-life reference question. Our last unit of LAB21 is a Project-Based Learning unit. The essential question is: What will you need to do to achieve your career goals? The scenario is that you are at your ten-year high school reunion and all of your old high school friends want to know what you have been doing over the past ten years and how you got that dream job of yours. Problem: Our students have a very difficult time finding reliable and understandable sources. We use a database…

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    gentrify …that is the question. I was quite surprised by the passion this topic ignites on library blogs and discussion boards. Some librarians are down right angry at the idea of “dissing” Dewey, while others embrace the change. After much consideration, if ever given the opportunity to organize a library, it would most definitely be in the genrefication or bookstore model, alphabetically for the fiction selections, while the non-fiction would be shelved according to Dewey. First, arranging…

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    Cutler Fairchild was a graduate of a seminary school in 1875 but it wasn’t until 9 years later that she met Melvil Dewey. She was a self taught cataloger and had the assistance of Dewey to acquire a library related position. Once Dewey opened his library school, he called upon Fairchild to to be the cataloging instructor. However, she was also named to be the head cataloger for Columbia College but chose to leave when the School of Library Economy relocated to Albany. Even though Mary never…

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    popular, and support author studies embedded in the curriculum. Finally, he will order science fair books for STEM projects for fifth grade. Do you have recommendations for involving students, faculty or other community members in building the Children’s’ collections? Student input is essential when building a library collection. School librarians should find out their students’ interest and involve them in helping to select print and e-resource they are interest in. One of the simplest…

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    started my library career in 2006, it was only a part-time job for me. I worked various second jobs in tandem with my page position at a small branch of a public library system while attending the University of Tennessee. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology from UT in 2009, and decided ultimately, that I wanted to pursue full-time employment with the Knox County Public Library (KCPL). A former assistant supervisor suggested I learn how to conduct storytimes for different…

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