Benefits of Collaboration between the ESOL Teacher and the Library Media Specialist


  • Kelly Paynter Jacksonville State University
  • Stacey Arnett Cobb County School District



School libraries, teacher collaboration, IEL students, English language learners


With class sizes, administrator expectations, and general workloads increasing, ESOL teachers can feel overwhelmed. This article describes the benefits that ESOL teachers may experience when collaborating with school library media specialists (LMSs) regarding the differentiation of instruction, collaborative planning of lessons, technology integration, and student relationships.

Author Biographies

Kelly Paynter, Jacksonville State University

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology & Library Media

Department of Educational Resources

Stacey Arnett, Cobb County School District

Intensive English Language Teacher

Sprayberry High School


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How to Cite

Paynter, K., & Arnett, S. (2018). Benefits of Collaboration between the ESOL Teacher and the Library Media Specialist. GATESOL Journal, 28(1).



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