40 Practices and Strategies: What Teacher Librarians do to Support Children’s Literature and Literacy Learning

  • Margaret Kristin MergaEmail author


The educative role of the teacher librarian within a school includes fostering the literacy and literature capabilities of its students. As contended by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the leading international body representing library and information services staff, school libraries should emphasize the fostering of reading and literacy capabilities, which involves fostering “abilities and dispositions related to the enjoyment of reading, reading for pleasure, reading for learning across multiple platforms, and the transformation, communication, and dissemination of text in its multiple forms and modes to enable the development of meaning and understanding” (2015, p. 18).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationEdith Cowan UniversityJoondalupAustralia

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