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fied to teach as well as opportunities for professional development. Curriculum associated with certification should be reformed to include course work on various types of technologies, how to integrate them into the classroom effectively, and how to encourage a productive use of the Internet with a group of students. Roberts also wanted to see the number of professional development opportunities increased so that already-certified teachers have training opportunities to make them skillful users of technology and adept at incorporating technology into their curricula.

Mary Dempsey noted the importance of providing technology training to librarians and stated that ongoing training can be an opportunity not only to increase librarians skill with technology, but to also provide a venue for sharing strategies to keep young people on task with productive use of the Internet. Less formalized training in the form of regular meetings among librarians can offer the opportunity for individuals to share new information on technology (e.g., a newly discovered web site that is particularly good) as well as to discuss emerging issues and how to handle them. This less formalized training or knowledge sharing can help to disseminate new strategies individuals have found to be particularly effective in protecting young patrons from inappropriate material.



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