The school library world is abuzz about an article that appeared in the New York Times today. Touting and clearly illustrating the importance of the new role school library media specialists are playing today, the article came about in part thanks to a good deal of effort from the ALA and AASL. At the moment, it stands at the top of the Most Popular list on the Times' web site and is one of the featured video reports on the home page. From the story:
… Ms. Rosalia [school librarian at New York City’s Public School 225] is part of a growing cadre of 21st-century multimedia specialists who help guide students through the digital ocean of information that confronts them on a daily basis. These new librarians believe that literacy includes, but also exceeds, books…
to read "In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update" at the New York Times online.