Education for Teacher-Librarianship: Anywhere, Any Time
Best practices in education for teacher-librarianship increase opportunities for diversity in candidates, in modes of learning, and in location and time of learning. This session was sponsored by the School Library Education SIG. The panel presentation considered education for school librarianship in light of the IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition (2015) and current research on best practices. Innovative programs for educating school librarians from around the world were shared to illustrate the diverse ways to prepare school librarians for the roles identified in the Guidelines and in national standards. Presenters described ways for delivering school librarian credentialed programs and for providing professional development opportunities for in-service school librarians.