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2007 Introduction to School Libraries -Service


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Looks at the service aspect of school libraries in NZ

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2007 Introduction to School Libraries -Service

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