VT School Librarian Views Changes Over the Last Thirty Years

Having just returned from the School Library Journal leadership summit in Chicago, Ann Jason Kenney, the director of information literacy at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, is interviewed by the Burlington Free Press.

She states: “Technology is pass/fail for librarians. You have to dare to be bad at it until you master it. Keeping up with the new terms of technology is critical. What is the difference between a flash drive, a thumb drive and a memory card? Are folksonomies applicable to Wikis? Despite the challenges of keeping up, I am an optimist and believe that one of my most important roles is preparing my students, teachers and administration for the future.” The key is meeting the challenge of the ‘proficiency gap’ knowing how to use and exploit technology.”