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Advocate This, Not That!

A big-picture view of our library work system

Jonathan Hunt offers an important context for the various contributions TLs can make to the educational system: 
"In my role as lead coordinator of library media services at the San Diego County Office of Education, I regularly work with schools and districts to improve their services. In California, County Offices of Education are an intermediary level between the California Department of Education and local school districts, providing support and oversight. My work has given me a big-picture view of our educational system. It has also helped me realize that we need to reframe key school library elements to bring into better focus our meaningful contributions to four important system-level priorities...."

Read the entire article for excellent food-for-thought.



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Interview with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia and the search for trusted information

Jimmy Wales offers some good support for the work that school librarians do as they work with students.

"Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales talks exclusively to IP's Rob Green about the search for trusted information and the role of libraries and librarians in the face of the rise of fake news, clickbait and the erosion of trust in news and information sources."