Section 2: An Administrative View
2.1 Characteristics of 21st Century School Library Program (School Library Guide p. 10)
Information literacy is the keystone of lifelong learning. Creating a foundation for lifelong learning is at the heart of the school library program.
2.2 Administrator Responsibilities (School Library Guide p. 11)
The success of a school library program depends upon the support of the principal, and the school librarian’s ability to collaborate with teachers.
- AASL: Pre-Service Toolkit for Principals
- AASL: School Library Programs Improve Student Learning: Administrators
2.3 Teacher Responsibilities (School Library Guide p. 13)
The active participation of teachers is essential to a successful school library program. Collaboration between teachers and school librarians is the key to creating dynamic library programs.
2.4 Librarian Responsibilities (School Library Guide p. 14)
School librarians work with both students and teachers to facilitate access to information in a wide variety of formats, instruct students and teachers on how to acquire, evaluate and use the information and the technology needed in this process and introduce children and young adults to literature and other resources to broaden their horizons.
2.5 Professional Development (School Library Guide p. 17)
To be effective, librarians must stay abreast of and incorporate the rapidly changing information environment into the school library program. In order to accomplish this goal, librarians must connect and share expertise within the professional learning community.
- AASL: Virtual Professional Development
- MAGNOLIA: Journal Alert Directions
- MDE: Professional Development Plan Template
- NEW MDE: Professional Development Topics
2.6 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (School Library Guide p. 18)
The library standards for National Board Certification require a strong commitment on the part of the librarian to actively participate in the instructional process.