This article outlines the importance of teacher librarians to students and their schools and the impact they have on improving and maintaining literacy skills. Modern libraries are no longer places of 'Shhh' but places of creativity that buzz with student ideas whilst at the same time offering spaces to encourage reading.
I am the Primary Teacher Librarian at the International School of Lausanne in Switzerland. I followed my love of books and became a Teacher Librarian over 12 years ago. I am passionate about reading, literacy and technology and see all three as essential skills for students to navigate both the present and the future. My favourite kinds of books are picture books - I just can't read enough of them! I am also a trained music teacher who plays flute and piano and believes music is the fourth essential skill in helping prepare today's young people for the future.