Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Educational technology; Teacher-librarians;
Schools and the role of the teacher-librarian are rapidly changing as we begin the twenty-first century. This review examines the historical and current role of teacher-librarians, concepts of information literacy and technology integration, and how teacher-librarians can integrate these skills in twenty-first century schools. New technologies and how teacher-librarians can gain support for their new role are also examined.
Through an extensive literature review and synthesis of information, a series of five research questions are evaluated. This review shows that the teacher-librarian's role has changed dramatically in the last twenty-five years. By emphasizing information literacy and technology integration into both library programs and other curriculum areas, teacher-librarians can be more effective and efficient leaders in their schools. The key is for teacher-librarians to become more aggressive in advocating their knowledge, skills and abilities for meeting the changing demands.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh E. Zeitz
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©2008 Holly L. Karlen
Karlen, Holly L., "How teacher-librarians can effectively support technology integration in 21st century schools" (2008). Graduate Research Papers. 991.