Library Media Specialists as Literacy Leaders
Buckley, Amanda S.
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The promotion and teaching of literacy to students is no longer confined to the classroom teacher. Library media specialists are in a position within their community, schools, and libraries to promote literacy and become literacy leaders. The following is a review of literature that supports this idea. The research indicates that library media specialists are forming partnerships with public librarians in the community and with parents to promote literacy. The research demonstrates library media specialists are also promoting literacy within their schools. In addition, a description of how library media specialists use their library resources to promote literacy is included.