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This article discusses the future role of the library media specialist, which describes that they need to have a bigger role in education. Many believe that librarians are the original specialists so they call it “the information perspective” (Lowe, 2000). This is where the library media specialists look at the curriculum, assignments, and learning in terms of information resources, processes, and technologies required for student success. The library media specialists are going to be the “pioneers” in teaching information skills and integrating technology skills to the information for problem-solving process (Lowe, 2000). Gary Hartzell, a professor at University of Nebraska, “believes that the library specialists should
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Many schools can not afford more staff to come to their schools and libraries. I would have the librarians who are already there have them become the specialists. The libraries can be very helpful because it has so much information and librarians can be very helpful because they can obtain so much information and are there to help everyone. Overall, I think that the specialist will be very useful for the future of education.

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This article pertains to virtual classrooms in the future. However, future may not be so far after all. Liz Pape, CEO, created the virtual high school. “She believes that it is full of great content, the curriculum is not available to kids in a regular school, it is a chance to interact with people all around the world, and it is a 24/7 learning experience, which makes the environment to include and not exclude” (Fording, 2004). Pape’s cyber school is a non-profit organizational that primarily works with educators in traditional high schools to provide a wider variety of courses. More students are leaving the schools and getting all of their education online. In 1997, there were about 710 students involved with 11 states. Over time the numbers have changed to 5000 students in 26 states and 10 countries (Fording, 2004). It is forecasted, that for next year alone there will be 75, 000 enrolled. Some believe
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