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Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google - Forbes

Teacher-librarian as professional guide to the internet

Mark Moran (CEO of Dulcinea Media, a Web publisher that offers free content and tools that teach students how to use the Web effectively) writes about the skills that teacher-librarians bring to students. Click on the link above to read his entire article.

"Before parents accept the wisdom of a school board to cut school librarians, they should ask: Will my child graduate with a 21st century resume, or a 19th century transcript? Can he use collaborative technology, such as wikis? When a search engine returns 105 million results, can the student find the five that will set her paper apart? ... As the information landscape becomes ever more complex, why does a school district want to abandon its professional guides to it?"