Policy (role of teacher librarian) Statement IASL

The IASL (international association of school librarianship) mandates into its policy statement Principle 7 of the United Nations declaration on the Rights of the Child.

They encompasses the following areas of expertise into its framework which off course roles and responsibilities can be formulated for the teacher librarians.

  1. Functions:informational, educational, cultural and recreational.
  2. Materials: appropriateness
  3. Facilities
  4. Personnel: IASL advocates that all school librarians should be qualified teachers who have in addition completed professional studies in librarianship.

The IASL policy statement can be found at the following link: http://www.iasl-online.org/about/handbook/policysl.html. The IFLA/UNESCO 2002 school library guidelines PDF: http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s11/pubs/sguide02.pdf. The IFLA (international federation of library associations and institutions) and UNESCO the school library manifesto: http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s11/pubs/manifest.htm

The local, national and international statements on the roles of the teacher librarian advocate similarly responsibilities in the areas of education, information literacy, information services, ICT and  facilities management of libraries.

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