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I apologize if my response sounds a little patronizing -- not to the librarian 
involved for sure -- but for the administrator who cannot think outside the box and 
know that library skills prepare kids for research, for critical thinking, for 
literacy, for computer applications, etc. etc.   Yes, we
can get more specific for different particular careers, but the research shows that 
kids nowadays might fulfill several different careers -- they have to be prepared 
to face the technological world and make decisions about which steps to take.  
Libraries are a continual resource for students and
older persons who need a variety of answers -- whether it's the next good book or a 
website that will guide them into the next perfect job.  We need to be teaching 
kids how to evaluate resources, and how to use the information they are getting to 
serve them in the best way possible.  We also need
to advocate literacy in a variety of levels-- information is power!  Tell your 
principal that you are THE information specialist in a wide range of areas, and 
that you there to serve your student population.  Good luck!

Betty Copeland, MLIS
Dahlstrom Middle School
Buda, Texas 78610
512-268-8441, ext. 6537
Fax 512-295-5346

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