Many Faces of School Library Leadership

ISBN-10: 1591588936

ISBN-13: 9781591588931

Edition: 2010

Authors: Sharon Coatney

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 4/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 147
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Sharon Coatney is senior acquisitions editor for Libraries Unlimited, past president of the American Association of School Librarians, and former councilor-at-large of the American Library Association.

Introduction
Leadership from the Middle: Building Influence for Change
Leadership Is about Specific Competencies
Leadership Is about Specific Behaviors
Leadership Is about Relationships
Leadership Is about Influence
Above All, Leadership Is about You
Conclusion
Librarians as Learning Leaders: Cultivating Cultures of Inquiry
Critical Dimensions of Thoughtful Learning
Learning Is Not Just about Facts: It Encompasses More Than Cognitive Knowledge
Learning Goes Beyond Comprehension: It Requires Demonstration of Critical Understanding
Learning Should Be Hands On and Minds On: It Requires Active Intellectual Engagement
Learning Demands Connections: It Requires Construction of Knowledge That Is Personally Meaningful
Learning Is about Thinking Together: It Involves a Social Process of Making Meaning
Qualities and Dispositions of Learning Leaders
Learning Leaders Facilitate the Creation of a Shared Vision and Mission Regarding Student Learning
Learning Leaders Understand and Apply the Learning Theories That Serve as the Foundation for Their Vision
Learning Leaders Must Know the Research Underpinning Meaningful Learning
Learning Leaders Engage Students and Peers in Thoughtful Inquiry
Learning Leaders Believe in the Synergy and Power of Learning Communities and Teamwork
The Bottom Line: Learning Leaders Model the Behaviors and Attitudes They Wish to Inspire in Others
Librarians as Potential Leaders in Learning
Librarian as a Model Teacher of Thinking Strategies
Librarian as an Active Researcher
Librarian as a Builder of Professional Learning Communities
Librarian as an Advocate for Evidence-Based Practice of Student Learning
Conclusion
The School Librarian as an Advocacy Leader
What Is Advocacy?
Variations of Advocacy
Effective Advocacy
Advocacy with Administrators
Lack of Knowledge
The Role of the School Librarian
Background Knowledge Equals Impact
The Importance of Language
Advocacy in Action
Involving Others
Action Planning
Having a Web Presence
Grant Writing
Getting a Seat at the Table�
Evidence of Student Learning
Legislative Action
Waiting for the Tipping Point-Myth or Possibility?
Conclusion
Intellectual Freedom: Leadership to Preserve Minors' Rights in School Library Media Programs
Defining Leadership
Leadership to Provide Access to Information
The Selection Policy
Selection of Library Media Program Resources
Leadership to Protect Access to Information
Preparing for a Challenge
Oral Complaints
When a Challenge Occurs
Other Responsibilities during a Challenge
The Reconsideration Committee
Soliciting Support for Retention of the Library Resource
Managing Media Coverage
When the Challenge Is Over
Other Barriers to Access
Intellectual Freedom Online
Building Support for Less Restrictive Filtering
Privacy
Advocacy @ Your School Library
Advocacy with Principals
Teaching Teachers about Intellectual Freedom
Educating Students about Intellectual Freedom
Reaching Out to Families
Conclusion
Literacy Leadership and the School Library
Creating and Communicating a Vision for Literacy
Modeling and Promoting a Love of Reading
Remembering Ranganathan: Collecting for your Population and Creating a System That Works for Students and Staff
Books Are for Use
Every Reader His Book
Working with the School Site and District to Create Complementary Goals
Becoming a Literacy Expert and Sharing Knowledge with Staff
Collaborating with Teachers to Plan, Teach, and Evaluate Lessons That Promote Literacy
Deepening Our Understanding of How Literacy Is Changing
Conclusion
The Teacher-Librarian as a Curriculum Leader
Introduction
Leadership-Initial Thoughts
What is Curriculum?
Information Specialist-Curriculum Content
Information Specialist-Curriculum Mapping
Curriculum Mapping-Horizontal
Curriculum Mapping-Vertical (Scope and Sequence)
Information Specialist-Collection Mapping
Information Specialist-Additional Considerations
Instructional Partner
Instructional Partner-Curriculum Planning
Instructional Partner-Inquiry-Based Learning
Curriculum Responsibilities at the District, State, and National Levels
Leadership Revisited
Leadership Qualities
Leadership Skills-Information Specialist
Leadership Skills-Instructional Partner
Conclusion
Pride and Prejudice and Technology Leadership
Prologue
My Perspective
Changing the Paradigm
Keeping Up
Gathering Diverse Perspectives
Questioning
Empathy and Interconnectedness
Walking the Tightrope between Responsible Innovation and Foolish Risk
Embracing Flexible Thinking
Keeping the "Educational" in Educational Technology
Saving Time for Self-Reflection
Conclusion
Staff Development-Teacher-Librarians as Learning Leaders
Unique Role of Teacher-Librarians
Leading Professional Learning Communities
Teaching Teachers: Teacher-Librarian as Learning Leader
Technology Trainer
Practical Tips for Teacher-Librarians When Presenting to Colleagues
Leadership and Your Professional School Library Association
Training to Be Leaders
Places for Leadership Practice in Associations
Finding a Mentor
Achieving Your Role in Association Leadership
Working as a Committee Member
Working as an Officer
Attending Conferences
Legislative Efforts of Associations
Shifting Our Vision for Our Futures: Leadership as a Foundational Element for Teacher-Librarians
Index
About the Editor and Contributors
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