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Keywords

Educational technology; Teacher-librarians;

Abstract

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

2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh E. Zeitz

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Date Original

2008

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 41 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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