Advice for Pre-service Teachers

from the SCASL Pre-Service Education Committee

New Beginnings

Congratulations! You are about to embark on your teaching career! As exciting as this time is, it will also be one of the most demanding times of your life. Just remember, your school librarian is here to help.

We know where the laminator is, what books your students LOVE to read, what a Makerspace is and have some great ideas for teaching content in an engaging and interactive way.

Whether you are beginning your teaching practicum or are starting your first teaching job,

make sure connecting with your school librarian is a priority. You'll be glad you did!

School Librarians Are:

Old School

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Is this what you picture when you think "librarian"? School librarians still read books, but we do so much more!

New School

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School Librarians Help Students Think, Create, Share & Grow!
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As you prepare to set the world on fire and inspire young minds, remember to...

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Additional Resources:


American Association of School Librarians. 2014. School Librarians Transform Learning [Infographic]. AL.pdf (accessed February 6, 2016).

SCASL. “SC School Libraries Impact Study Video.” YouTube, SCASL, 16 Mar. 2015,

Vaughn, Josh. “Best Friends.” Flickr, Yahoo!, 24 Jan. 2012,

Porter, Michael. “EBook Readers Galore.” Flickr, Yahoo!, 5 Oct. 2010,

“Circa 1981-82, Joy Mauldin, Midway Elementary School Librarian.” Flickr, Theunquietlibrarian, 11 Sept. 2011,