- Is there a librarian on the Professional Development committee? District Reading Team? Technology Committee?
Do you meet regularly with your administrators?
How can we improve access to resources (ebooks, databases, what else?) for teachers, students, and the community?
How can we make the Common Core easier for everyone?
What is best for our students and how can we achieve that?
How do we maintain our currency?
How can we show administrators examples of our success?
- How does this differ between elementary/middle/ and high schools?
- How can we all take on more leadership roles (with a perspective on using technology and digital information literacy) in our districts and schools?
Librarians as Leaders23 01 2014
Ever since the School Library JournalLeadership Summit in Austin TX I’ve been thinking about school librarians as leaders. At the summit we talked a lot about challenges and opportunities facing school librarians. My favorite quote from the conference was when ALA President Barbara Stripling said “We need teach more and librarian less.”
I created this checklist on my flight home, while trying to absorb everything we heard.
I encourage you to read through these questions and consider your role as a leader:
We need to be indispensable to our schools and our districts. Are you indispensable?