Join us for this candid talk with three teacher librarians as they share their day-to-day realities. Topics up for discussion include what makes the job fun, what they wish they knew when they began a career in teacher librarianship, and how they handle the special challenges presented by budgets, school populations, student and teacher needs, facilities issues, district politics, etc. Get the inside scoop on what a career in teacher librarianship is REALLY like, and find out if it’s a good fit for you.
Early literacy development is more connected to technology and other hands-on experiences than ever before. It is crucial that libraries address the needs of the whole child, including multi-literacy skills like visual-audio, digital, textual, technological, sensory, social and social-emotional. During this colloquium, the presenters will discuss how library services and programming impact a child’s literacy development. They will also take a look at the iSchool’s Early Childhood Literacy curriculum and how it prepares MLIS students for careers in young adult library services.