If you have not read this amazing column yet from Joyce Valenza, you MUST read her list of Top School Library Things to Think About in 2008.

In a nutshell, here is the list:

  • Communication options and AUDIENCE, global audience
  • Knowledge/authority arguments
  • Copyright/copyleft/fair use
  • Open source and free Web-based applications change the way we do business in education. 
  • Intellectual freedom and filtering
  • Articulating our new roles and being able to do them
  • New strategies for information seeking and gathering
  • Standards 

How can we as media specialists in Cherokee County and across Georgia work together to effectively address these issues in our own media centers, in our district, and across the state?