Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The role of the school librarian has changed dramatically from that of a guardian of books to that of teacher, counselor, and provider of access to the Internet and other electronic sources. In a time when every individual needs to apt, adequate, and appropriate information, the role of the school librarian becomes multiple and critical. This paper discusses strategies with which the school librarian can act as counselor, particularizing the individual child's special needs and promoting the development of self esteem. These include using bibliotherapy, project work methods, personalized resource selection, and use of biography, as well as electronic methods.