Please share this informal research inquiry with your readers:
What pre-service teacher preparation or supervisor preparation programs at the undergrad or masters level exist that include a component that at least introduces these educators to what school librarians can do for them? A more eloquent way of stating this is, “…[that] include a component that introduces the role of how school librarians support the school’s mission to produce literate and informed learners and how school librarians can help students graduate from high school college- and career ready.” [Thanks to Mary Moyer, Cumberland County Library Commission Member, Congressional Contact Chair, Gloucester County Education Association and Past President, New Jersey Association of School Librarians]
I asked a few of the respected researchers in the field of school librarianship to offer some insight into current teacher/supervisor pre-service programs. What I’ve found so far is:
If these types of pre-service programs or requirements for teacher and supervisor preparation exist, this is what I’d like to know:
I’m not required to have a ‘platform,’ but as the newly elected Vice President of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, this is my topic of passion. Thanks for allowing your readers to chime in.
Arlen Kimmelman, Ed. M., M. A., NBCT
School Librarian, NJ
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