Boston Globe: "Libraries in Schools Keeping Up With Times"
From The Boston Globe:
“The resources really are limitless,’’ said Eleanor Rogers, Dedham High School librarian. Dedham High School uses netbooks (small laptops), Kindles, a program that allows students to download a book or periodical onto any device such as an iPad or smartphone, and an educational adaptation of YouTube.
Rogers aims to please all her patrons. With a grant and collaboration with the Dedham Public Library, she has started a “reluctant readers’’ program.
[Clip]The librarian’s job has also evolved to include a mastery of ever-changing technology. Teaching which information sources are valid and which are not has become a large component of what librarians are doing to aid students.They want their students to know what is beyond a Google search and which sources are reliable, said Rogers.
“In a world where information is so accessible, librarians help [others] to understand the concept of digital citizenship and being responsible for the information shared and found online,’’ [Susan] Ballard, [president of the American Association of School Librarians] said.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.