School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning. That’s the message behind a new awareness campaign that targets K-12 superintendents and other senior school district leaders. So reports Dennis Pierce, Editor in Chief of eSchool News, in the December 19th edition. “Too many people still see school library programs in kind of a stodgy way. They need to change that mindset and think of a school library almost as the ‘research and development’ center in a school,” said Susan Ballard, a former librarian for the Londonderry, N.H., schools. Read more of Pierce’s article.