International Association
of School Librarianship

School Library Education SIG

Contacts:
  • Dr. Lesley Farmer, Chair, Librarian Program, California State University- Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA -lesley.farmer@csulb.edu
  • Dr. Jennifer Branch-Mueller, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada -    
    jbranch@ualberta.ca
  • Daniella Smith, Department of Library & Information Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA -Daniella.Smith@unt.edu
  • Dr. Dianne Oberg, Department of Elementary Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada -doberg@ualberta.ca
  • Mihaela Banek Zorica, PhD, University of Zagreb, Croatia -
    mbanek@ffzg.hr

Objectives

  • to discuss emerging trends in education for school librarianship;
  • to identify and interpret emerging themes and approaches in instructional methods, curriculum, technologies;
  • to disseminate information on major new national, regional, state, provincial and local documents;
  • to examine trends and issues related to the provision of distance education for school librarianship;
  • to examine trends and issues related to the provision of continuing professional development for school librarianship.


Potential Activities

  • to provide an open forum for discussing all aspects of education for school librarianship, including issues, trends;
  • to identify, and establish co-operative links with, educational institutions providing courses in school librarianship and educational associations;
  • to disseminate information on professional development opportunities;
  • to provide case studies of successful professional development initiatives.

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