The effective use of information sources in the learning program is facilitated by access to information provided by systems and services managed through the school's information services. With their specialised knowledge of and expertise in information access, teacher librarians provide systems for effective information use in and beyond the school.
These systems include:
- the identification and selection of suitable information sources
- the application of national standards to the cataloguing of information sources
- the organization, storage and circulation of resources
- the ensuring of maximum use and access of resources
- the availability and use of information and communication technology (ICTs)
- the application of the principles of intellectual freedom and copyright.
(Learning for the future: developing information services in schools, Second edition, p. 34 & 35)
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Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development - ASLA a signatory
The ASLA Board is pleased to announce that we have signed the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development, coordinated by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) on behalf of the membership.