Addressing the Media Specialist Storage: Grow Your Own!

administrator and studentsAcross the nation, school administrators are seeking skilled educational professionals to lead their school library media program. Particularly in rural areas, school districts are having difficulty finding qualified applicants. We encourage principals to look within their school for potential media specialists. Identify teachers who might be ready for the challenge of a new position in your school. Seek out teachers who exhibit some of the following qualities:

Consider ways to encourage these teachers. For example, you might be able to provide release time or tuition assistance. Because the Blue Ribbon courses are all offered online, it's possible for teachers to take the courses from even the most remote areas.

The best teachers make the best media specialists!

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