The importance of teacher-librarians in the learning process
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View either the HTML or PDF versions of this article, taken from the Feb 2012 issue of Teacher-Librarian magazine.
"The article looks at the importance of librarians and libraries in the learning process, specifically inquiry-based learning. The article provides a historical context of school libraries and how the role of a school librarian has developed to that of greater significance in education. Challenges faced by school librarians such as time limitations, lack of support staff, and outside perceptions of librarian importance are discussed. The article concludes that a successful school library must provide flexible learning commons, develop a willingness to adapt with technology, and have a strong involvement in curriculum creation to promote inquiry-based learning."