ERIC Number: EJ855954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Reference Count: 3
Learning to Lead....
School Library Monthly, v26 n2 p41-43 Oct 2009
In this article, the author discusses the most important thing she thinks school libraries should work toward. It is important for a school librarian to know and understand the mission of the school. It is also important to formulate a mission for the school library program. School librarians must think about and reflect on their own beliefs. What is the bottom line? Is the school mission something that the school librarian can support? Does it align with the philosophy of the school librarian? Being accepted as a leader in a school is not an automatic outcome of accepting a position. Knowing, defining, and, more importantly, agreeing with the underlying beliefs and mission of the school is the first step to leadership for the school librarian.
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Services, Media Specialists, Library Role, Institutional Mission, Librarian Attitudes, Alignment (Education), Goal Orientation, Change Strategies, Library Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A