The Importance of School Librarians by Joyce Valenza: A TED lecture

I have to admit that I was really blown away by this TED talk on The Importance of School Librarians by Joyce Valenza who works as a librarian at Springfield Township High School, PA.  So, set aside a little less than 20 minutes of your time and you’ll probably have a much better picture of why cutting librarians in schools is a really bad idea.

And if you happen to be an educator, after you’ve heard Joyce speak, you may want to follow-up by purchasing one of her books on the powerful tools she uses with students.  They’re available at Amazon.

And, if you haven’t discovered TED talks before, you’ll want to poke around a little after hearing Joyce.  There are hundreds of fascinating lectures on every topic imaginable.

***FYI, I have no affiliation with Ms. Valenza ***