Supporting School Librarians with Online Communities
Original Air Date: January 11th, 2013
Marlene Woo-Lun, the publisher of Librarian Media Connection and Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net talk about how online communities offer school librarians a place to explore the challenges, opportunities and resources that make school libraries vibrant, vital research and learning environments. Library Media Connection has created a community on edWeb.net, LMC @ The Forefront, to help librarians turn their school libraries into a thriving hub for 21st century learning and teaching, and help librarians feel valued for their role as professionals in the school community. Lisa Schmucki talks about recent research on educators and social networking that shows that librarians are the educators who are most engaged in using online communities.