What is a teacher librarian?
A qualified teacher librarian is defined as a person who holds recognised teaching qualifications and qualifications in librarianship, defined as eligibility for professional membership for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
Within the broad fields of education and librarianship, teacher librarians are uniquely qualified. This is valuable because curriculum knowledge and pedagogy are combined with library and information management knowledge and skills.
Teacher librarians support and implement the vision of their school communities through advocating and building effective library and information services and programs that contribute to the development of lifelong learners.
Teacher librarians have three major roles.
Teacher librarians as curriculum leaders:
Teacher Librarians as information specialists:
Teacher librarians as information services managers:
(Learning for the future: developing information services in schools, Second edition, p. 60-62)