ConsultationThe Teacher-Librarian is involved in the identification of teaching and learning strategies, working with teachers and students in the selection, production, and evaluation of learning resources, and serving as a consultant in planning effective learning activities.
The Teacher-librarian participates as a partner in planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum.
The Teacher-Librarian is a teacher who works co-operatively with other staff members and who shares the responsibility for teaching learning skills.
Selection of Learning Resources
The Teacher-Librarian matches learning resources to user needs. This involves keeping up to date on new learning materials and equipment, as well as the potential of modern technology to improve access to information. The acquisition of materials to be purchased is done co-operatively by the Teacher-Librarian and classroom teachers.
The Teacher-Librarian, in consultation with the principal, establishes, implements, and evaluates library resource centre objectives. This involves the administration of such support elements as timetableing, budgeting, and the supervision of library staff. The Teacher-Librarian also develops access and delivery systems for resources and equipment and establishes interlibrary loan systems for sharing resources.
The Teacher-Librarian has a responsibility to interpret the role of the library resource centre in the teaching and learning activities of the school to the principal, teachers, supervisory officers, parents, trustees, and students.