“Teachers are to inspire; librarians are to fulfill.” – But perhaps a teacher librarian does both…

– Ray Bradbury

According to the SLASA Teacher Librarian Role Statement the teacher librarian’s roles incorporate them as playing the manager, teacher, information specialist, leader, curriculum contributer, promoter of services and advocate (School Library Association of South Australia, 2008). The TL is further described as being flexible and seeing change in a positive light, and also that they have a role in providing other staff members with professional development opportunities that they themselves run (School Library Association of South Australia, 2008). Thus their collaborative efforts are not just with staff to help design teaching and learning opportunities for students, but are also there to design teaching and learning opportunities for staff.

References
School Library Association of South Australia. (2008). SLASA Teacher Librarian Role Statement. Retrieved from
http://www.slasa.asn.au/Advocacy/rolestatement.html

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