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K-12 School Librarian by Mind Map: K-12 School Librarian
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K-12 School Librarian

A school librarian has many interconnected roles and responsibilities.  Each role supports the others, uses similar skills and knowledge, and enhances a librarian's ability to serve stakeholders.  By enacting the four major roles, the librarian becomes an educational leader.


plan lessons, deliver instruction

provide access

differentiate process, product, content

accommodate all learners’ needs

incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

know curriculum

align with state standards

align with AASL standards

impact student achievement

assess for learning

evaluate and report outcomes

model ethical practices

cite sources

copyright and Fair Use compliance

integrate technology appropriately

life-long learner

listen, communicate

guide, coach, mentor

Instructional Partner


The attached article (Marcoux, 2007) explains and describes collaboration as a continuum.    

listen, be flexible

coordinate, share resources

team builder

be proactive

make cross-curricular connections

help integrate technology

be a life-long learner

innovate; try new tools, be open to new strategies

negotiate, solve problems

train teachers and guide students

model ethical and appropriate use

integrate information literacy skills across content areas

communicate and guide

Information Specialist

evaluate and select resources

provide equal and flexible access

accommodate users’ needs

model copyright compliance and ethical use of information & resources

manage library website content




provide professional development


share resources and skills

integrate technology appropriately

assist students, teachers, staff

research, innnovate, troubleshoot, solve problems

model critical thinking

Program Administrator

develop and maintain collection, library programs and services



community outreach

event planning

data analysis

strategic planning; policies, procedures


professional development and networking


manage financial resources

grant writing



manage physical resources

create optimal environment for teaching and learning, accessibility, interior design, maintenance

manage human resources

recruit, train, and supervise volunteers

project manager