Library Media Task Force

September 22-23


Imagine Video

Plan 20/20

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like

Mind Shift, June 2014

Five Key Roles for 21st Century Librarians
eSchool News, August 2012

  • Curation - contribute own knowledge to society (Pinterest, Symbaloo, LiveBinders)
  • Creation - Audience fuels creativity, driven by social engagement and sharing
  • Connections - PLNs, experts for collaboration, transcend geography (Skype, Google Hangouts)
  • Citizenship - Digital footprint and intelletual property
  • Common Core - Process, Discourse, real audience

Project Connect: Articulating a Shared Vision

Library Media Connection, June 2014

Seven Things You Should Know About the Modern Learning Commons

Educause, April 2011

Creating the Library of Tomorrow

Our Learning Commons: One "How To" for 21st Century Learning

Learning the Now, May 2011

  • School members as equal active players in the drive for excellence
  • Classroom extension just down the hall that provides opportunities, space, technology, information resources, and adult specialists not usually available in the contained classroom
  • Accessible not only during the school day but at any time on any device where students and teachers are connected
  • Interactive learning and meeting space, a common classroom, a common office and a think tank
  • Hub of action research it will be the best spot in the school for a community to measure real teaching and learning growth
  • Everyone in our community (school and district) can multitask with a variety of digital devices and work collaboratively to create content and publish it widely

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement

SLJ, March 2013


  • Wireless printing
  • 3D Printer
  • Happy Hour on Friday nights
  • Green Screen
  • Grant Writing
  • Not limited by traditional time parameters
  • Open for lunch, allow food and drink
  • Before school gathering place
  • homework space
  • AV production room
  • Shift from consumption to creation
  • ACT Prep

North Carolina

  • Media and technology program and its resources are not static. In fact, they are constantly evolving, mandating on-going update and revision. Thus, while there is a one-time print edition of this document, it is also a Web-based publication
  • acknowledges the importance of staffing each school in North Carolina with both a school library media coordinator and a technology facilitator.
  • The media coordinator and technology facilitator will work with partners to provide after school programs for children, parents, and community members. (For example, Computer Camps, Computer Clubs, Book Clubs, technology training for adults, familytechnology and reading nights.) The media center and technology facilities may be opened extended hours and staffed by educators who have negotiated flexible hours with the administration, by separately hired staff, and/or by volunteers.
  • Allocates funding for media specialist, tech coordinator, and assistants for each.
  • Mandates space requirements for conference areas and work rooms. Differentiates for elementary, middle, high.
  • Funding for the things they list???


  • Separate documents for pre-K-8 and high school
  • Library media specialists provide instructional leadership in achieving the
    learning outcomes. By providing instruction to students in information literacy,
    library media specialists help them become independent learners. Their expertise in the use of computers and telecommunications is indispensable in training staff and students to use technology to retrieve and manage information. Their support in promoting reading for personal and academic success is essential. Library media
    specialists’ skills in the selection and evaluation of information and instructional
    materials are critical in providing appropriate resources.


  • The library media specialist plays a crucial role in preparing teachers and students to use the vast technological resources, while at the same time preserving traditional programs that encourage a love of reading and the enjoyment of mixed media.
  • Good checklist


  • Stresses collection over collaboration and instruction