Librarians are in charge of organizing and maintaining their institution’s library. Librarians play three key roles: literacy advocate, resource manager and research specialist. In these areas, librarians champion reading and ensure a comfortable reading experience for those who struggle to read. When working on resource management, librarians collect and distribute helpful resources such as graphic organizers and videos that can be used in the learning process. Finally, the research aspect of a librarian’s role involves evaluating primary and secondary sources in research databases and helping students accurately cite their work.
A librarian refers to someone who works within a school library and supports students in reading and research activities. Librarians maintain their school’s library resources and oversee all media services. They may also help educators find resources to supplement lessons and may give instructional tutorials on using databases to find scholarly articles.