About the Conference
Resources for Librarians
Harvey II, Carl, "The New Boss!" School Library Monthly 28.5 (2012): 13-15. [Locate in an online periodical database]
Session Title: “Your Principal Partnership: Communicating Library Program Success is Key to Your Success”
- Learn what information can help your principal understand how you collaborate with teachers in planning, instructing, and assessing student learning
- Demonstrate the value of the library program by crafting reports that assess school and library objectives, forming the basis of your annual evaluation
- Critique information and determine what can be useful to your principal and why.
More on Reports for Administrators
Communications Skills, Sources, and Advice
Principals Talk About School Librarians and School Library Programs
Mary Kay Biagini, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the School Library Certification Program. She analyzed the data and produced the executive report of the Pennsylvania School Library Study: Findings and Recommendations and is a frequent presenter on school library topics. Mary Kay can be contacted at email@example.com.
Deb Kachel (in red in photo) is an online instructor for Antioch University Seattle's Library Media Endorsement program. She worked with Mary Kay as the Project Director on the PA School Library Project, an IMLS National Leadership grant project. She is also co-editor of SchoolLibraryAdvocacy.org. Deb can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Principals
Articles in Administrator Journals
Need More Help?
Gary Hartzell, a retired school administrator and professor of educational administration (educating future school principals), wrote a seminal work in 2003 with chapters in a workbook style on how a school librarian can better understand and communicate with a principal and gain influence and leadership skills in the process.
The book Building Influence for the School Librarian: Tenets, Targets, and Tactics is available from ABC-CLIO.