The Many Faces of School Library Leadership, 2nd Edition

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by Sharon Coatney and Violet H. Harada, Editors

For school librarians to become more effective in their jobs and to ensure they will continue playing a vital role in education, they must become better leaders and provide leadership in multiple arenas. This book explains how to do both.

Completely revised with even more contributions added by practicing school librarians, this book further examines the responsibility to lead in many areas and identifies the real-world, day-to-day application of established theory and best practices.

In today's educational landscape, school librarians need to lead the way in many areas, including advocacy, literacy, technology, curriculum, vision, collaborative instruction, and intellectual freedom. All of these areas are vital to building and sustaining a school library program that enhances and encourages student achievement, as well as to providing enhanced services to students and faculty.

This revised edition of The Many Faces of School Library Leadership offers invaluable insights from recognized leaders in the field of school librarianship that detail leadership roles embraced by accomplished practitioners and consider the research regarding best practices. An essential read for practicing school librarians as well as for pre-service school librarians, it offers today's school librarians actionable advice for strengthening their roles, underlining their value, and protecting their future—all while boosting student learning and achievement. The expert guidance and perspectives in this book will bolster those who are facing enormous challenges to meet them and allow school library staff to protect their jobs and to save school library programs from extinction.


  • Emphasizes the essential role of school librarians as leaders in technology, literacy, and curriculum in their schools
  • Presents practical, proven ways from working school librarians to get teachers to collaborate with each other and with the librarian
  • Prepares school librarians to meet intellectual freedom challenges
  • Outlines the key duties of school librarians in effective advocacy for their programs
Sku: 9781440848971

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