The Teacher-Librarian is the school's information and resource specialist, with professional qualifications in
- education, and
- information science/librarianship.
The Teacher-Librarian is responsible to the Principal for
- initiating and participating in the teaching of information literacy in the context of the total curriculum, and
- managing the school's information resources and services to facilitate learning/teaching.
II. PROFESSIONAL ROLE
- The Teacher-Librarian has a professional involvement in the learning and teaching program of the school by collaborating with teachers in curriculum development, implementation and evaluation.
- The Teacher-Librarian initiates and cooperates in programs to ensure that students become discerning users of information to enable them to achieve the learning outcomes specified in the schools education programs.
- The Teacher-Librarian has key role in the school's information technology program.
- The Teacher-Librarian provides experiences to encourage reading.
- The Teacher-Librarian develops, organises and manages information resources which meet the educational, cultural and recreational needs of students and the professional needs of teachers.
- The Teacher-Librarian facilitates access to external sources of information.
- The Teacher-Librarian is responsible for all library management, including:
- devising and implementing systems for efficient library operation to ensure optimum user access to information resources;
- preparing and administering the library budget;
- training and supervising the library staff;
- evaluating and reporting on library programmes.
Authorised by John Hennessy, General Secretary, NSW Teachers Federation, 300 Sussex Street, Sydney 2000