Children Librarians as E-book and Print Media Mentors

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Image courtesy of Ms. Eileen Bishop, Burley Elementary School

TEC Center friend Lisa Guernsey repeats her call for children’s librarians to be media mentors to children, parents and families in this Joan Ganz Conney Center blog post.  Guernsey highlights a recent post on the Fred Rogers Center blog, where LittleELit founder Cen Campbell reminds us that “evaluation and curation of children’s media have always been essential elements in the children’s librarian’s job description.”  Guernsey also points out an SLJ essay from Maryann Martens and Dorothy  Stoltz, who already describe themselves as media mentors, in which they suggest “they would steer children away from media ‘that focus on clever tech tricks at the expense of high quality text and art.’ Among the questions they would ask: ‘Does the app or media experience reduce a child to a mere spectator?’ “.

Read more about More Than E-book vs. Print: The Concept of ‘Media Mentors’ from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center blog

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