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Professor-bibliotecário



Uma definição editada em Março de 2012: professor-bibliotecário (teacher-librarian) é um professor profissionalizado (certified teacher) que também fez formação em biblioteconomia. Pode também ser deignado como bibliotecário escolar (school librarian - designação mais utilizada nos EUA, segundo a AASL, secção da ALA) ou ainda como especialista em media e biblioteca escolar (school library media specialist SLMS).

Claro que por detrás de tudo isto está a visão de biblioteca escolar como uma tipologia específica de biblioteca, distinta de outras tipologias.

Quanto à certificação destes profissionais (nos EUA, 2012):
In the United States, a teacher-librarian must have a baccalaureate degree and a certificate in secondary or elementary education, and must also complete a school library media program and gain a state certification. Programs in library science vary between institutions; however, state requirements must be met before a library media specialist is allowed to teach. Some school library media specialists hold the full Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Library Information Science (MLIS) degree, while others do not. In many instances, school librarians who have an MLS but do not have the requisite teaching credentials must obtain these teaching credentials and classroom teaching experience first before they are permitted to work as teacher-librarians, and often additional library science graduate coursework is required, focused specifically on issues pertaining to school librarianship.
Certification requirements vary widely from state to state, as does the title of the SLMS.[1] Some of the coursework may include collaboration skills, cataloging, technology, collection development, children’s and young adult literature, advanced research methods, and various other topics.