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Teacher-Librarian reviews the Indispensable Librarian

From the June 2013 issue of Teacher-Librarian journal by David Loertscher and Elizabeth "Betty" Marcoux:

Johnson, Doug. The Indispensable Librarian: Surviving and Thriving in School Libraries in the Information Age, Second Edition. Linworth, 2013.

There isn't a more relevant book out on what is happening and can be happening in school libraries today. An update to Johnson's 1997 edition, this second edition embraces technology and clearly states that transformation isn't an option for school library programs today. It has practical strategies and solutions for many concerns teacher librarians have today in their programs, and it stealthily encourages teacher librarian professionals to not only be on the "bandwagon" of change, but also to lead it. Johnson explores a range of school library issues, from planning success, embracing and influencing curriculum, to sheer survival of the program. Not to be missed. Highly recommended.

Thank you David and Betty!


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Reader Comments (4)

Hi Doug,

I still use your 1997 edition and look forward to the updated version. Practical words of wisdom extended by updated thinking and practicalities - I am sure it will be as useful as the last edition!!

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDianne McKenzie

Thank you, Diane. A major reason for updating was knowing that so many people still use the first edition - which was getting pretty long in the tooth!


July 16, 2013 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

I just placed my order! Thanks for the reminder that this is a book I need.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJane Lofton

Thank you, Jane!


July 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

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