Saturday, April 17, 2010

SLMC Vision

As the end of school draws near :) it is interesting to look back and see everything that we have learned and really think about how this can be applied into a my future school library career. Through my observations, most librarians did not use many of these items but it does definitely depend on the school district as to the technologies used. I could see ways were the technologies could be used and could be beneficial but it seems to be difficult to make time to use them. The most important features seems to be showing the teachers and the students how they can be used as educational tools but can also be fun to use! By showing this students would be excited to use the tools and teachers can come up with ideas that could be bettered by the newly introduced technologies.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Copyright and SLMS responsibilities

This week was another lesson in copyright laws in the school system in regards to how the School Library Media Specialist should be involved. I am realizing that in a lot of school systems it is the belief by the staff that the SLMS should be well versed in copyright law and it becomes most of the SLMS responsibility. I feel that the text used in class is a valuable reference point and I would like to save this text for furture use. It is important to update yourself on the copyright law especially in regards to the school system. After reading how the much of the responsibility does fall on the SLMS, I feel that it is important for myself to be well educated in this area and offer professional development workshops and reference sheets for my colleagues.