, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 63–70

The Impact of Library Media Specialists on Students and How It Is Valued by Administrators and Teachers: Findings from the Latest Studies in Colorado and Idaho

  • Briana Hovendick Francis
  • Keith Curry Lance

DOI: 10.1007/s11528-011-0513-9

Cite this article as:
Francis, B.H. & Lance, K.C. TECHTRENDS TECH TRENDS (2011) 55: 63. doi:10.1007/s11528-011-0513-9


School library media specialists wear many hats within their school libraries, classrooms, and districts. Whether these roles are formally acknowledged or not, library media specialists (LMSs) are functioning as co-teachers, curriculum designers, website managers, technology troubleshooters, administrators, and in-service staff development providers. In an era of decreased funding and increased budget-trimming, however, positions for qualified LMS librarians are especially vulnerable. This article presents the result of a multistate survey of administrators and teachers perceptions with regards to their impact on the school’s learning process.


Library Media Administrators Teachers Value

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Briana Hovendick Francis
  • Keith Curry Lance

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