By Elizabeth Iori & Peggy Lunn, with contributions from Cynthia Gozzard
Blueprint for a Teacher Librarian Alternative Placement Practicum: A Practical Guide to Hosting a Teacher Candidate in your School Library Learning Commons
This detailed proposal puts forth the rationale and logistics to support an officially recognized practicum placement in the school library Learning Commons. It supports a nationwide guideline such that “Through open sharing of this document to other Canadian Faculties of Education, it allows them to customize a placement to match their respective practicum model’s guidelines.”, which in turn raises the awareness of the role of the teacher-librarian and the school library Learning Commons. This proposal, aligned with the Queen’s University Faculty of Education Practicum guidelines, is also aligned with the strands of Leading Learning.
Peggy Lunn is a former classroom teacher and has been Librarian at the Queen’s University Education Library – Teacher Resource Centre since 2011.
Elizabeth Iori is a secondary school teacher-librarian in the Limestone District School Board.