Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Librarians as Media Mentors

New America Foundation: Ed Central
The New America Foundation's Ed Central has a thoughtful consideration of the debate a series of recent articles in School Library Journal sparked concerning "print versus e-books" in early childhood education. A key finding is that, "Children's librarians and school librarians can play - and should play - a huge role in modeling what it looks like to read with children and to help build discriminating tastes in quality books, e- or otherwise. We need twenty-first-century librarians to become what (some) have come to call "media mentors" for children and families."  Read more.