The Vital Role(s) of School Librarians in Literacy Learning

  • Nancy Flanagan KnappEmail author
Part of the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook book series (EMTY, volume 36)


An understanding of the scope and potential of the many roles of the school librarian in literacy learning suggests needed change. Schools need to rethink their traditional casting of librarians in the roles of “Book Warehouse Manager” and/or “Museum Curator.” School librarians need an understanding of literacy acquisition and difficulties, to become literacy educators. More work needs to be done on how school libraries and librarians do and can help children become literate.


Literacy Learning School Library Literacy Acquisition Literacy Achievement Traditional Casting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Applied Cognition and Development ProgramUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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