Monthly Archives: July 2014

Do You Know Your Stakeholders and How To Reach Them

As school librarians we know students are our first priority.  Most of us recognize that teachers follow close behind. Indeed where flexible scheduling exists, it’s hard to reach students without some connection with teachers.  But what about your other stakeholders?

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Career

Transformation – A New Mission Statement for Us All

AASL just changed its Mission Statement to the extremely succinct and very powerful, “The American Association of School Librarians empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.”  It assumes that librarians are and will be leaders and it’s putting its resources

Posted in Uncategorized

Can They Picture It?

I have been a voracious reader since I was a young child.  Words have always been an important part of my life, so I never thought much about the pictures words were painting in my head.  Sure, I knew seeing

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Career

How Do You Get PD?

Professional development is not simple for school librarians.  Most of the time, what your school and district offer have only a tangential relationship to what you need  - and want – to learn.  In order to grow professionally, you must

Posted in Uncategorized