The Principal's Guide to a Powerful Library Media Program
149 pages • 6⅛ x 9¼
This book of best practices documents how school administrators and librarians can work together to optimize their library media services.
The principal and the librarian or media specialist at every K-12 school should be a "dynamic duo" who share the goal of creating a library media program that benefits the learning lives of both students and teachers. Achieving that objective, however, is often more difficult than imagined, eluding many best-intentioned efforts.
A campus administrator looking to improve an existing library media program or create a new one. A teacher or librarian seeking the principal's support for establishing a more effective program. A university professor requiring the foundation for a curriculum to instruct preservice librarians and campus administrators. In each of these scenarios, The Principal's Guide to a Powerful Library Media Program can provide relevant background information, clear guidance, and tangible techniques.
This unique text draws on professional literature, research, site visits, interviews, and the coauthors' collective years of experience to help principals be effective practitoners, and to facilitate full comprehension of the far-reaching benefits a successful library media program has on the entire campus. The anecdotes and insights on best practices illustrate the principal's role in managing and facilitating the library media program, including hiring, budgeting, scheduling, and professional development. The methodology of "GEAR"Gather information, Establish goals, Apply strategy, and Reflect is championed throughout the book.
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