Ok. I came from a school where going to the library/media center was considered a "special", just like art, music, and PE. You dropped your kids off and the librarian/media specialist was responsible for them, even sometimes teaching lessons on Dewey Decimal and using resources. In the school that I teach in now, I am expected to stay with my students in the library and monitor their behavior. I'm lucky if the librarian/media specialist even comes out to help them find books! How is it at your school? I get really miffed with our set-up. Our media specialist gets annoyed when I have to "bother" her to help a child find a book. It should not be my job to run my kids around the library finding books! Maybe I just grew up being used to the LIBRARIAN helping me in the LIBRARY. Sorry ... had to rant.