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Findings: Factors of size, differences in curriculum delivery and emphasis on formal assessment distinguish the activities of the secondary from the primary and intermediate school library teams.

Abstract: In New Zealand school libraries, the nature of educational activities performed by school library staff is unclear. Three parallel case studies were conducted to explore the actual work of school library team members. Ways of working with teachers and each other were explored in interviews and focus groups and the characteristics of information service provision were compared with those reflected in the wider literature. While many practices were affirmed for their positive influence on teaching and learning, areas for further development were identified. These were discussed in terms of creating change and strengthening learning outcomes. See:

Moore, P. and Trebilcock, M. (2003) The school library team: How does it influence learning and teaching? In S. Zinn, G. Hart and E. Howe (Eds.) School libraries: Breaking down barriers (pp.111-121). Seattle: International Association of School Librarianship.

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