How can school librarians change the view of school librarians to better match the reality of our work? One way is to increase our explicit connections with broad, recognizable initiatives, like digital fluency and computer science. The The New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards, in alignment with the AASL Standards for Learners, can serve as a useful tool to shift mindsets and promote the perception of librarians as cutting-edge instructional leaders.
Coordinator for School Library Services,
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
Assistant Director for Instructional Technology and Education Resources,
Professional Learning and Innovation Center, Broome-Tioga BOCES