I’m Deb Waugh, and I hope that together we can advance our knowledge of ways that librarians can help classroom teachers along with ways that teachers can make the best use of the library resources at hand.
Let’s get right to it. Here, in no particular order, are three of the services I feel that every librarian should offer their teachers.
- Assistance with generating topics for research projects.
- Guidance to professional resources that can be used for graduate study.
- Time for teachers to bring students to the library for research.
You’ll notice right away that this is a very minimal and random list. There’s a reason for that.
If you are a classroom teacher I want to leave you a large opening to share your ideas of what services you expect or wish you would receive from your librarian.
Likewise, if you are a librarian I want to leave you an opening to tell us how you support the classroom teachers in your school.
I hope you’ll reply to this post with your ideas!