TO TEACHER LIBRARIANS
Would you like to help mentor pre-service and new teachers?
The first link on the right provides a list of education faculties which you could contact to offer your services as guest lecturer. Use resources on this website for pre-service teachers, for teacher educators and for prac teachers working in your school.
How well do you communicate with your principal?
Do you schedule regular meetings to discuss services and teaching and review goals? Do you provide an annual report of your contribution to the school's objectives? Do you keep the principal up-to-date with education developments? Do you gather the evidence of your impact on student learning?
Reflect upon your value to your school community.
Read Doug Johnson on Librarian Proofing Library Programs. What is it you contribute to your schools which teachers and principals will understand is indispensable? Ten reasons to do an annual report for your library.
Are you a 21st C TL?
Read Manifesto for the 21st C Teacher Librarians by Joyce Valenza (2010).
Are you a highly accomplished teacher?
Use the AITSL self-assessment tool to gauge your strengths and weaknesses.
Have you optimised use of your library management system?
For effective integration into the school learning system and for library evaluation and reporting.
New Zealand National Library Services to Schools has provided some considerations.
Dana Dukuc's presentation on Integrating a digital library into the school e-learning environment (2010).