Are librarians leaders in collaboration and professional development?

Started a teacher librarian program in July. Amazed at all I have learned in a few weeks. Class discussion centers around how teacher librarians should be leaders in technology use through collaboration and professional development within their schools. In your experience are the librarians leaders in technology, collaboration, and PD? I already have much to share, but I don't want teachers to tune the message out. What approach works best to convince teachers the web tools interactive features will benefit teachers and students?

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Tags: collaboration, middle, pd, secondary

Comment by Meg H on July 20, 2009 at 9:26pm
Definitely, my partner is a librarian and most of my knowledge regarding collaborative tools, open source, tools and resources, social media, and the finer details of the development end (DC matadata, IA, etc), are a result of working on assignments with him. If you can get a librarian on-board and leading the drive then things will really start to happen.
Comment by Ann Knipper on July 21, 2009 at 8:09am
Thanks Meg. When I return to school two teachers are eager to collaborate. As the librarian my collaboration will begin with two and expand as the word spreads. Being new to Web 2.0 has me wondering why someone didn't share these amazing teaching processes in PD before me? My school has the needed hardware, now application to the curriculum starts.

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