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ERIC Number: EJ784687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
Using Personality Traits and Effective Communication to Improve Collaboration
Buddy, Juanita Warren
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v23 n9 p26-29 May 2007
Various research studies have shed evidence on the importance of collaboration between teachers and library media specialists. Nearly every aspect of business, management in particular, requires an ability to interact effectively with others. As such, it is advantageous for the library media specialist to view the library media program as a "micro-business" in the school community, where student achievement and lifelong learning are the primary products and sensitivity to the uniqueness of each teacher is paramount. Drawing on business as well as education research, this article addresses the importance of personality traits and effective communication in establishing, improving, and expanding collaboration with teachers as a means of designing and implementing enriched instructional activities and experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator