Book: Maximizing School Librarian Leadership

Maximizing School Librarian Leadership: Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy (ALA Editions, June, 2018) will offer school librarians inspiration, guidance, and strategies that can help them transform their schools. School librarians who build collaborative relationships can positively impact school cultures, curricula, and teaching practices. The strategies found in this book support school librarians as they make and sustain relationships and connections for learningĀ and advocate for their central role in future-ready education.

In this book, preservice and practicing school librarians, district-level library supervisors, school librarian educators, school principals and administrators, and others will find strategies to position school librarians as instructional leaders. In their leadership and instructional partner roles, school librarians make essential connections that build and sustain a culture of learning in their schools. In the process, they engender library advocates for the vital work of the school librarian and the essential role of the library program in education.

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Chapter 1: Building Connections for Learning

Chapter 2: Job-Embedded Professional Development

Chapter 3: Inquiry Learning

Chapter 4: Traditional Literacy Learning

Chapter 5: Deeper Learning

Chapter 6: Digital Learning

Chapter 7: Assessment

Chapter 8: Leadership and Advocacy

Chapter 9: Sustaining Connections in a Collaborative Culture

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