Executive team will recognise TL leadership provides a positive source of influence which yields benefits that improve out...
Why Working with Teacher Librarians Works For You<br />Teacher Librarians as Leaders in Schools<br />by Alisa Burgess, Car...
Outline Leadership theory- to define and change Execs perception of the who can lead and how.<br />Why TLs are in such a g...
Key point: Leadership is about learning and solving problems, creating a collective vision together and constructing meani...
This could be 2 separate slides- 1. vision 2. total quality management<br />Perhaps we could include aspects of the Qualit...
In corporate planning, strategic planning, program planning, curric planning and instructional planning Beare Ch 6 p 142-1...
Donham p301 “In order to lead from.....” This article excellent for our topic and leading from middle<br />Bearech 6 p 144...
For principals/ Executive team<br />Providing opportunities for TLs to lead curriculum initiatives fully utilises the broa...
Focus on how TLs are ideally poised to lead change in 21c learning styles/approaches due to their expertise in technology....
We want to take RFF out of library and enable TLs to collaborate with CTs to plan for and develop resource-based learning ...
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Outline of possible areas to cover in Assignment 401 with refernces to relevant readings from course in place.

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  1. 1. Executive team will recognise TL leadership provides a positive source of influence which yields benefits that improve outcomes for staff and students.<br />Improved perception of TL as a proactive leader who can inform and inspire peers.<br />Increased value and utilisation of TL’s areas of expertise, knowledge and skills to enhance ILSC.<br />Greater understanding of the multiplicity of leadership roles a TL plays in contributing to the achievement of the school vision.<br />Increased awareness of the benefits of collaborative/adaptive leadership and the unique role the TL and all staff has to play in developing total quality management in a school. Transformational leadership.<br />Improved understanding of the TL’s advocacy role in leadership ?????????<br />TLs contribution to promotion of school profile in the community through their leadership endeavours.<br />25/07/2010<br />1<br />Expected Outcomes<br />
  2. 2. Why Working with Teacher Librarians Works For You<br />Teacher Librarians as Leaders in Schools<br />by Alisa Burgess, Caroline Choong, Deborah Hogan and Chris Stevens<br />25/07/2010<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Outline Leadership theory- to define and change Execs perception of the who can lead and how.<br />Why TLs are in such a good position to determine the professional/physcological maturity levels of staff and thereby determine the required leadership style and behaviour required to achieve Quality Management. (Beare(Chapter 5 p 104 of his book not the one in subject outline) Tribus & Donham<br />Beare p125 Ch6 (in subject outline) Starting “With the view of leadership.....decision-making process” pretty much defines what we want to make clear on this slide I think.<br />Benefits of leadership density Beare Ch 6 p135 &126and Ch 5 p114,124yu Sergiovanni suggests.....<br />This is supported by Cheng p54 when he talks about levels of leaders and the five dimensions of leadership in the 3 domains that create excellent schools p56-57- esp relevant to TL is structural, political and educational leadership dimensions as this is where we can contribute most as leaders.<br />Also by Sasktchewan Education when they talk about adaptive/ distributed leadership p1. The 7 elements outlined here could make a good graphic organiser.<br />Also on p4 of this doc<br />P’s won’t feel threatened losing power because by empowering other members of staff they are collectively working towards achieving school vision. Sharing the development process of this vision with staff and students increases the passion, ownership and commitment stakeholders will make towards achieving it.<br />Importantto include students in this process as well so they become engaged in learning environment.<br />Transformational leadership involves staff, students& community throughout decision-making and planning process. Adaptive leadershjip p7 & Henri article on Vision in leadership p 2 Type 4 power.<br />25/07/2010<br />3<br />What is Leadership?<br />
  4. 4. Key point: Leadership is about learning and solving problems, creating a collective vision together and constructing meaning and knowledge collaboratively. All members of a leadership group need to be actively involved to permit this to occur. From -What is Learning Capacity Lambert p 5 (Devil’s advocate- this article suggests leadership should not ne trait based)<br />This slide could deal with how by the nature of the TL role TLs already possess many of leadershiptraits: Beare Ch5 p103- e.g-capacity to influence, coordinate the efforts of others in achievement of purpose, identifying/supporting needs-students & staff. also p108 10 generalisation about leaders who value excellence.<br />Donham p296-technical competence, conceptual skill, people skills, judgement, character<br />Donham-Passion, focussing on strengths, willingness to collaborate, say- do attitude, articulate, self assessment(p297-298), active listening(p300) <br />Readings/support documentation here might include case studies of schools where TLs are perceived as leaders and traits outlined.(If we can find one) <br />25/07/2010<br />4<br />Traits of Inspirational TL? Leaders<br />
  5. 5. This could be 2 separate slides- 1. vision 2. total quality management<br />Perhaps we could include aspects of the Quality Management (Tribus). The article discusses strategies for developing change through QM. In terms of leadership we could focus on how TLs can be an active part of this process- “response-able”p7 Cheng also talks about total quality management as combination of the 7 models educational management and refers to role of leaders- could relate this to TL roles of goal developer, resource developer, process engineer, social leader/satisfier etc pp60-64.<br /> Covey-”Everyone in the system is expected, invited and trained to participate in the improvement process.” Proactive leadership but TLs have vital part to play. Donham p297 “Hartzell suggests proactive people look for change opportunities ....” TLs do this all the time.<br />Donham- vision statement for lib p302. Slide could focus on how TL library vision supports school vision. Give specific examples or case studies. Go back to 401<br />Bearech 6 p137 & 138 vision statements<br />Ch 5 p120<br />PS: need to allow TLs to be transformational leaders who motivate people Bass in Cheng p53<br />25/07/2010<br />5<br />How TLs as leaders can support the vision of the school and total quality management<br />
  6. 6. In corporate planning, strategic planning, program planning, curric planning and instructional planning Beare Ch 6 p 142-143<br />In Curriculum Planning- ASLA Document http://www.asla.org.au/schoollibraries/teacher-librarian.htm this doc lists the roles TLs cover as curriculum leaders.<br />Beare outlines some aspects of each but need readings to detail the benefits. Need to go back to 401 readings- lots of good stuff<br />This would probably cover 3 or 4 slides as it is the meat of the article. Some graphic organisers could be valuable here e.g flow chart of effects TL leadership/ guidance plays in improving confidence/knowledge of staff and outcomes for students.<br />25/07/2010<br />6<br />Benefits of promoting/facilitating TLs as leaders<br />
  7. 7. Donham p301 “In order to lead from.....” This article excellent for our topic and leading from middle<br />Bearech 6 p 144 Top of page defines leading from the middle/leadership density.<br />Beare chp5 p112-3 Point 7<br />25/07/2010<br />7<br />TLs Leading from the Middle<br />
  8. 8. For principals/ Executive team<br />Providing opportunities for TLs to lead curriculum initiatives fully utilises the broad perspective the TL has of the curriculum and their knowledge and expertise, especially in regard to Information/Visual Literacy<br />For Staff<br />Staff feel empowered when they are involved in decision making process and studies in Total Quality Management prove this over and over again.<br />Saskatchewan education article p4 discusses some benefits last paragraph.<br />When undertaking the process of change TLs can have a leadership role in Action Research to assist implementation of change; evidence –based practise, assessment, evaluation, collaborative reflection etc Saskatchawan Adaptive leadership p 5. Also look at slideshare PP on TLs and leadership.<br />p6 Excellent for benefits on a practical level 4th paragraph, “Current knowledge....”-talks about working closely with peers to observe strategies, share ideas and experiences, practise new skills, solve problems. effective leaders understand constructivist learning<br />“Collaboration increases teacher’s collective sense of responsibility for student achievement and common understandings of collective instruction” Adaptive leadership p7<br />Distributed leadership supports sustainability and effectiveness of change in an educational environment. –Sustainable Leadership Hargreaves and Fink p696 & 699-700<br />Lambert reading p5 also discusses concept of distributed leadership but doesn’t call it this. p6-7 outlines 4 steps in the reciprocal learning processes. This details role of all staff in each step of creating change. pp8-9 good summary of article.<br />For Students?????<br />25/07/2010<br />8<br />Benefits of Collaborative and Distributed Leadership<br />
  9. 9. Focus on how TLs are ideally poised to lead change in 21c learning styles/approaches due to their expertise in technology.<br />TLs are always at the forefront of implementing educational/technological change so are already natural change advocates ready to lead others. ie-TLs can provide leadership in a dynamic educational environment of globalisation and rapid technological change.<br />Also could include TL as leader in wider ILSC- through webpage supporting parents/students at home, Moodle etc ie providing community leadership in a very practical way.<br />Foley and Hay article on this from 401 would be good here- will chase up. Capacity building which is also mention in Adaptive leadership p3<br />Doug Johnson also wrote a great article on this Library without books, I think-will find<br />25/07/2010<br />9<br />Changing perceptions of TL leadership role in light of 21c learning<br />
  10. 10. We want to take RFF out of library and enable TLs to collaborate with CTs to plan for and develop resource-based learning to improve student outcomes in line with the school vision or goals.<br />How do executives empower TLs in leadership role:<br /> Create collaborative culture to support teamwork(Adaptive Leadership p6) <br />25/07/2010<br />10<br />So where to from here........<br />

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