The NCTE/ AASL joint Committee on Learning Resources has been charged by both organizations with the responsibility of finding areas of cooperation and communication between media specialists/librarians and English teachers. Professionals in both fields have strong opinions about the nature and depth of experiences the student should have in a school media center. The questions upon which they are focusing their attention are: What skills are to be initially introduced, developed and reinforced? At what grade level are these skills to be taught? Where will the teaching process occur: in the classroom, media center/library, or both? Will the teacher or the media specialist/librarian introduce, develop, and reinforce the skills to be taught?
Wagner, D. S., & Rosenfeld, J. (1980). Teaching in Tandem: Media Specialist/Librarian & the Classroom Teacher. Reading Horizons, 20 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol20/iss2/3