How Are School Librarians Responding to Changes in Schools During the Age of COVID-19?
School librarians adapt despite a lack of resources and burnout due to constant demands.
School librarians have had to adapt to many changes in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, including changes in teaching and learning styles and how students use the library.
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Virtual Resources and Support
Many school librarians have been working to provide virtual resources and support to students and teachers, such as online databases, e-books, and research guides. These are especially important as many students have been learning remotely due to the pandemic.
Supporting Remote Learning
School librarians have been working to support remote learning by providing students and teachers with the tools and resources they need to be successful in a remote learning environment. Working with teachers to develop and implement an online curriculum and providing students access to online resources and materials.
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As many students have been using technology to access remote learning, school librarians have been working to provide technical support to students and teachers. They provide training and assistance on online resources and tools and troubleshooting technical issues.
School librarians have worked closely with teachers to integrate library resources into their curriculum and instruction and develop and implement online learning activities.
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As the use of technology has increased during the pandemic, school librarians have been working to promote digital literacy among students and teachers. They are providing instruction on how to use online resources and tools and teaching students how to evaluate the credibility of online information.
Staying in Touch
School librarians have been working to keep in touch with students, even when they're learning remotely. They have used virtual platforms and social media to connect with students and promote reading, learning, and other activities.
School librarians have been working hard to adapt to the pandemic. Still, they are also facing many challenges and obstacles, such as a lack of technology and resources and burnout due to the constant change and adaptation required.
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