Here is a thought-provoking article from District Administration on school libraries and the challenges and opportunities faced these days. It is directed at administrators, so perhaps you might share with your admins. http://www.districtadministration.com/article/transitions-digital-media
What struck me as I read this was the growing list of skills, professional development opportunities, etc. needed to keep up with changing expectations. I'd love to hear from you all about what you see as professional development needs and (optimistically) how/where you have managed to acquire some of the new skills demanded of library media specialists. It would be valuable information for planning here at DOE/MLTI and at the State LIbrary. Feel free to email me off list or continue a dialogue right here.
Interim School Library/Technology Planning Coordinator
Maine Dept. of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
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