Leadership, Instructional Partner, Information Specialist, Teacher, Program Administrator
These are several characteristics that a strong leader might possess. Being creative- for a library media specialists this might include being creative with library programming, funding, creating a welcoming environment, or simply collaborating with a teacher on a lesson. Being interactive- as librarians we communicate with a variety of people on any given day. Being interactive. Being vision-headed….Empowering others…Being passionate about your work…
School Libraries…. it’s not just about reading anymore!
What are the roles of a 21st century school librarian?
School Librarian as Leader Janelle Briggs Dexter/Brownville Elementary Libraries
Why is leadership important to the Library Profession in the 21st Century? We need to be advocates for our profession We work within a service oriented field Student achievement
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” - John F. Kennedy
Instructional Partner Collaborate with teachers to teach lessons and integrate literature and information literacy skills into their curriculum.
School Librarian as Instructional Partner Melissa Balk Thousand Islands MS/HS Library
Thousand Islands Information Literacy classes MS level classes at the 6th grade level that infuses information literacy skills with curriculum. 12th grade elective “Information Studies” course on literacy, research and Web 2.0
TRAILS samples What do YOU know about information literacy? Let’s see…
Collaborating with TRAILS Share results with staff/administration Design lessons in areas of weakness Team teach to enhance learning Use and create information literacy benchmarks for students (i.e. 8th and 12th grade)
Information Specialist Providing 24/7 to quality resources, and teaching strategies for finding, assessing and ethically using information.
School Librarian as Information Specialist Krisha Greene General Brown Jr. Sr. High School Library
“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” ~William Pollard
Technology tools to supplement school resources: SLS Database Subscriptions
Connects School With Global Learning Community: Bridging the Gap Project Invitation from Mr. John Thomas, Jefferson Community College librarian, to do a library orientation for our English 101 students. Access to School Library System Databases Links to outside organizations- American Library Association, etc.
Provides 24/7 Access to Library Services ROAR (Remote Online Accessible Resources) Web OPAC School Library Website Databases E-books Online Encyclopedias Periodicals Newspapers (Local, Historical, World)
Strategies for finding, assessing and using information ethically:
Teacher Pic of D. Henry “Empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information”.
School Librarian as Teacher Deanna Henry Katie Beeles Ethan Johnson Sydney Cobbett Rachel Wilson LaFargeville Central School Library