February 25, 2013 by patriciawhite84
Hi there and welcome to my first confession! I began this blog for my Masters of Education (Teacher Librarianship) course at Charles Sturt University. Yes I’m nervous about going back to study but I am really looking forward to where this will take me. By using this online setting, I will be able to share and reflect upon current research and trends that impact on libraries world-wide.
Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure to meet some of my fellow students and the tutors for my course. We are all studying via distance education and it was intriguing to hear other people’s backgrounds and their thoughts and insights on the current state of school libraries. Although I’m not currently working in a library, I have grown up in them – as a child for reading corners at the local library, as a library monitor whilst at school, to late night study sessions at uni and most importantly as the daughter of a Teacher Librarian.
Now we all know that a school library is not just about the books anymore. It is transforming into an intricate resource hub. Many schools are already embracing this revolution, but there are still lots to follow. I hope that the new recruits, myself included, can work and train together to help push the revolution forward and see to it that all children can benefit from the 21st Century Library.