A 21st century Teacher Librarian working within an aesthetically pleasing and flexible library will nol1.jpgt achieve
21st century learning for students without a shared vision and understanding by all
stakeholders of the needs of 21st century
learners and the implications this will have for teaching and learning across the school.
All stakeholders should be actively involved in the reinvigoration process. A starting
point for these discussions may include co-operative planning, collaborative learning and flexible timetabling and how current l3.jpgpractice may be adapted or changed to ensure the principles of 21st century learning are embedded.

‘School leaders need to facilitate closer connections between collaboration.jpgthe library and the classroom. Eisenberg refers to a continuum of involvement of the library and classroom, which moves from isolation to collaboration. Where does your school sit on this continuum?
Invest in school libraries to create 21st Century learning communities

flexibility.jpg‘… the belief that teaching skills in isolation does
little to extend student learning, while building on prior knowledge at the point of need leads to greater retention and application of knowledge.

Just how flexible are we?

‘Consider a capacity building approach to ensure that school libraries are seamless, flexible learning centres which engage students to become discerning readers and critical information users.’
School libraries building capacity for student learning 21Cvision.jpg

‘Effective collaborations with teachers helps to create a vibrant and engaged community of learners, strengthens the whole school program as
well as the library media program, and develops support for the school library media program throughout the whole school’
Collaboration: Where does it begin?