How can these principles be applied to school libraries or teacher librarians?
Consider how this understanding of the 4 principles can support you in leading change at your school or in your school library?
* TL’s can be leaders in initiating collaboration with principles, classroom teachers and students.
* TL’s can collaborate with teachers to integrate information literacy into the curriculum, be proactive in curriculum design
* TL’s can teach students how to collaborate with their classmates and teachers using the internet & social media tools such as diigo, Pinterest, wiki’s and blogs etc.
* TL’s can keep the school learning community abreast of what’s going on in the library and plans for the future by contributing to the school newsletter, creating a library website or blog. A library Pinterest board is another useful tool for keeping the school learning community updated
Educating the school learning community about creative commons and how we can think differently about intellectual property. Sharing our knowledge and intelligence, this is connected to collaboration
* Empowerment through information literacy for all students. Teaching students the skills to be critical thinkers, so that they can create and become participants of the global digital community