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Looks at the service aspect of school libraries in NZ

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  • Emphasis on team, schools are different sizes with different needs, do your best, work as a team. who are the members of the team are e.g. student librarians People are the key to the library’s role in raising the students’ achievement All teachers need to contribute to the planning and development of the library, and integrate its use into learning programmes Teaching and learning programmes School-wide information literacy programmes Reading and writing programmes Library works in partnership with the teaching staff Managing the collection and the library operations Planning budgeting Reporting Collection development Systems management User services Promotion Networking within and beyond the school Qualifications and specialised expertise Diverse range of titles for the school library positions refer to SLANZA website www.slanza.org.nz

2007 Introduction to School Libraries -Service 2007 Introduction to School Libraries -Service Presentation Transcript

  • The Library Team Service Principle The school library is a managed centre of professional expertise and support for the school community.
    • Don't attempt to do everything yourself.
    • You are not Superman or Superwoman, even if you try to be!
  • The School Library Team
    • Library Staff
    • Teachers
    • Volunteers
    • Student Librarians
    • Senior Management
    Who does what?
  • School library staff need...
    • job descriptions / role definition
    • adequate release time / hours of work
    • training
    • support
  • Should I have a job description?
    • Yes. As from 2 October, 2000 all employees in New Zealand are required to have a Written Employment Agreement that contains a job description.
    • Employment Infoline 0800 800 863 (free call)
    • http://www.ers.govt.nz/relationships/
  • What does a good job description contain?
    • It is simple
    • It tells you what is required of you
    • It lists the competencies you need
    • It will focus on performance outcomes
    • It sets training needs
    “ Employment Today”, June/July 2002
  • What am I entailed to?
    • Support Staff in Schools Collective Agreement
    • http://www. nzei .org. nz /support_staff/pay&conditions. htm # collectiveags
    • Where can I go to get help?
    • NZEI (New Zealand Educational Institute) www.nzei.org.nz
    • (09) 849 5955,
    • PPTA Auckland, Ph:  09 815 8610 Email: [email_address]
    • SLANZA (School Library Association New Zealand Aotearoa) www.slanza.org.nz/
    • Department of Labour Infoline 0800 800 863 www.ers.dol.govt.nz/
    • “ School librarians will not be heard until their day-to-day practice is directed towards demonstrating the real, tangible power of their contribution to the school’s learning goals.”
    Ross Todd 2002. School Library Journal Advocacy
  • Have you heard this before?
    • But it is all on the internet now
    • Books are expensive – the kids can go to the public library
    • Libraries aren’t the cutting edge – it’s technology these days
    • XXXXXX School doesn’t have a library – why do we need one?
    • If we give more time to the library staff, then teachers will have to have more students in their classes
  • Professional Development Opportunities
    • http://www.lianza.org. nz /development/education/qualifications.html
  • Annual Report
    • What would you like the BOT to know about the library and your work in the school library at the end of 2007?
  • Annual Report
    • Documents achievement
    • Acknowledges assistance or donations
    • Demonstrates accountability with library funds
    • Highlights
      • Library facilities and services
      • Library activities and promotions
    • Reports on staff training
    • Identifies trends- reports statistics
    • Appendices / Photos
    • ATTEND THE BOT MEETING TO PRESENT REPORT
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  • Day 4 Tuesday 16 th October
  • That’s it folks! Evaluation forms Badges Certificates