A school librarian recently described her work to me like this: “You pretty much do it all. You’re their teacher, their counselor, even, sometimes, their parent.”
In these unprecedented times, we might also add crisis responder to this list. As many districts move to distance learning, school librarians are facing new challenges to ensure teachers and students have the information and resources they need to adapt to these changing circumstances.
Chad Heck, SLC columnist and school librarian in Indiana, has been traveling down this uncharted path. In his most recent column, he shares five ways—gleaned from his successes and mistakes—for you to proactively assist your school community to ensure that learning continues, physically apart but together in spirit.
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