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The Invisible Librarian by Aoife Lawton

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Case studies

Visibility of school librarians and school libraries

Abstract

School libraries and school librarians have a unique role in the education of children and teenagers. What is the importance of the school library to today’s school-going student? How can the librarian make a difference to their lives? How visible are school librarians in their schools and what impact are they making? These are questions that are addressed in this insight into the working lives of school librarians. Three case studies are presented based on interviews held in 2014 with three school librarians. One works in a co-education school, one in an all-girls school and one in an all-boys school. They are all based in Ireland and have extensive experience of working ...

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