teacher-librarian as literacy leader

Cart, Michael
February 2007
Teacher Librarian;Feb2007, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p8
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of teacher-librarians in literacy leadership. According to Joel Shoemaker, former president of the Young Adult Library Services Association and a teacher librarian, being a literacy leader means keeping his focus on creating, sustaining and promoting a community of readers. To be a literacy leader, teacher-librarians must know the community of readers and their evolving needs. Literacy leadership must be rooted in a fundamental belief in the beneficial power of reading.


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