What is a teacher-librarian

A teacher-librarian, as defined by the Australian School Library Association (ASLA), is an individual who holds both recognised teaching qualifications and qualifications in librarianship. Teacher-librarians are important to education due to their combined knowledge of teaching, curriculum, library and information management. Information is the foundation of all education, and therefore teacher-librarians play a pivotal role within Queensland schools.

The three major roles of the teacher-librarian are:

  • Curriculum leaders
  • Information specialists
  • Information services managers

Becoming a qualified teacher-librarian

Master of Education (Teacher-Librarianship) - Queensland University of Technology

Master of Education (Teacher-Librarianship) - Charles Sturt University

Master of Information Science (Library and Information Practice) - Queensland University of Technology