The Digital School Librarian

The third in the NYT‘s series on The Future of Reading focuses on school libraries in the digital age and features Stephanie Rosalia, librarian at Brooklyn’s Public School 225, in Coney Island (The Future of Reading – In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update).

As the article makes clear, even though school librarians are on the front lines of the future of reading, their own futures are not rosy,

Yet as school librarians increasingly teach students crucial skills needed not only in school, but also on the job and in daily life, they are often the first casualties of school budget crunches.

A video of Rosalia interacting with her students accompanies the article; it effectively shows how central school librarians are to learning. Here’s hoping it will help the argument to save school libraries.

The two previous articles in “The Future of Reading” series are:

Using Video Games as Bait to Hook Readers

Literacy Debate – Online, R U Really Reading?

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