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IASL Research Abstracts: 154

Findings: School library coordinators view their roles as that of providing professional development and advocating for school libraries in order to help create school library programs that support student learning. Coordinators envisage greater collaboration between school library, technology, literacy, and public library circle to improve student learning.

Abstract: Six school library coordinators in school districts across Canada were interviewed about aspects of strong school library programs and their effect on these programs. Facilitating professional development and advocacy are key activities of coordinators, and the coordinators believe in a stronger role for school libraries in the future and the need for greater provincial government support. See:

Buckley, J. (2005). Regional school library coordinators' visions of quality school library programs and their role in helping to achieve them. In S. Lee, P. Warning, D. Singh, E. Howe, L. Farmer and S. Hughes (Eds.) IASL Reports 2005: Information leadership in a culture of change. Erie, PA: International Association of School Librarianship.

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