Information for Principals and Administrators
Harland, Pan and Angie Miller. “Asking the Right Questions to Get the Right Librarian: An Open Letter to Administrators Hiring New Librarians This Year.” (Let the Librarians Lead, April 2, 2016)
Church, Audrey. “Ten Things Your Administrator Needs to Know as the School Year Begins.” (KQ blog, Aug. 10, 2016)
Whiitehead, Tiffany. “Top Ten Things Your Librarian Can Do For You.” (EveryLibrary Facebook page, Aug. 1, 2016) An infographic.
AASL. Definition for an Effective School Library Program. (AASL Position Papers, 2016)
Dando, Priscille. “Librarians as Instructional Leaders .“ ( SLJ Take the Lead, June 20, 2016)
Rich, Motoko; Amanda Cox and Matthew Bloch. “Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares.” (NYT The Upshot, April 29, 2016)
Ramos, Cynthia. “School Libraries for EQUITY: Do What’s Right for ALL Our Students.” (TASLTalks blog, June 1, 2016) Cynthia is an HISD librarian and parent.
Wejrowski, Kay. Swan Valley High School Library Service (MASA Leader [Michigan Assn of School Administrators], Spring 2016) with video
Barack, Lauren. “Study Ties College Success to Students’ Exposure to a High School Librarian.” (SLJ Digital Shift blog, Sept. 19 2014 )
Champion, Bret (Superintendendent, Leander). “ Libraries are becoming expanded classrooms.” (Hill Country News, May, 2016)
Vercelletto, Christina. “Author Nora Baskin Rallies To Save School Librarian’s Job.” (SLJ, April 22, 2016)
Lupton, Mandy. Adding Value: Principals’ Perceptions of the Role of the Teacher-Librarian. (School Libraries Worldwide, 22(1), 2016, pp. 49-61)
Moreillon, Dr. Judi and Dr. Theresa Starret. VIDEO: Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School. (DrM’s channel, YouTube; April 4, 2014) Principals, Leadership
villagegreennj. “Op Ed: School Librarians are Essential to Student Achievement.” (The Village Green of Maplewood & South Orange, April 20, 2016)
Johnson, Doug. “The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations in Reading.” (The Blue Skunk Blog, March 28, 2016)
Polos, Susan. “View: School Librarians Serve the Whole Child.” (Lohud, The Journal News, March 26, 2016)
"An Open Letter To Principals (Before You Hire A New School Librarian)" by Jennifer LaGarde (The Adventures of Library Girl blog, May 25, 2015) Includes possible interview questions.
School Administrator Toolkit: A Guide to Hiring School Librarians, a website in (perhaps) perpetual draft, a resource to collect all the support resources for campus and district leadership to locate and hire qualified school librarians. Created by members of the Texas Assn. of School Library Administrators after the 2015 annual workshop.
Students Learn Better When Schools Keep Libraries. The TakeAway. by John Hockenberry. A radio interview with Sara Kelly Johns. (WNYC Radio and PRI, 16 July 2015). This interview happened in response to a piece about the losses of school libraries across the country (Kachel, Debra. "The Calamity of Disappearing School Libraries." The Conversation US. 13 July 2015). The interview opens with a few great listener quotes on how the campus library was important to their maturation, and follows with Kelly Johns furthering the awareness of the good that comes from strong school libraries.
"School Libraries: The Best Bang for Your Education Buck." by Claire Zinkin. (Minerva Reads Kids Books: Thoughts, Recommendations and Reviews. Minerva Reads, 2 June 2015.)
"School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students." by Mercy Pilkington. (Good eReader, Feb. 9, 2015).
FAQ: Is a district required to hire/retain school librarians? (TXASL-Texas Assn. of School Librarians, 2016)
FAQ: What research data defends certified School Librarian’s impact on learning? (TXASL-Texas Assn. of School Librarians, 2016)
School Administrator Toolkit: A Guide to Hiring School Librarians (TASLA_Texas Assn. of School Library Administrators, 2015) This website includes interview questions, evaluation tools and certification requirements.
Articles older than 2016
Hansen, Sidra. “Student Article: Not Just a Room with Books” (Lakeside High School, Hot Springs AR) (Library Media Tech Talk, January 14, 2015)
"Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google" by Mark Moran (Forbes 22 Mar. 2010)
School Libraries – Reinvented? Building a Culture of Collaboration to support student and educator success! by Judi Moreillon (Edublogs, 5 Jan. 2015).
"School Libraries - A Student Right." by Doug Johnson (Blue Skunk Blog, 4 July 2013.
The Teacher-Librarian/Administrator Relationship by Todd Samuelson (Connected Principals: Sharing, Learning, Leading blog May 31, 2015)
As Senate Begins Debating Education Bill, Happy Words and Better Libraries by Lyndsey Layton (Washington Post, July 8, 2015)
"An Open Letter To Principals (Before You Hire A New School Librarian" by Jennifer LaGarde (The Adventures of Library Girl blog, May 25, 2015)
"School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students" by Mercy Pilkington (GoodEReader, Feb. 9, 2015)
"Digital Native does not Equal Digital Literacy" by Ann M. Martin and Kathleen R. Roberts (Principal, the journal of NAESP, January/February 2015) [republished in School Library Monthly blog; NAESP requires membership.]
"School Libraries Not What They Used to Be" by Paul Schott (Greenwich Time, January 31, 2015).
Digital Native does not Equal Digital Literacy by Ann M. Martin and Kathleen R. Roberts (Principal, January/February 2015)
Judi Moreillon's REBUTTAL to School Libraries Reinvented (linked below): School Libraries - Reinvented (posted Jan. 5, 2015)
Top 10 of 2014, No. 1: Libraries, reinvented with links to 5 related articles. (eSchool News, Daily Tech News and Innovation, January 2, 2015)
Alliance for Excellent Education: Leading In and Beyond the Library by Mary Ann Wolf, Rachel Jones, and Daniel Gilbert (January 2014)
For Principals, from the Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians blog edited by Georgia Phillips in consultation with other members of The Hub: Campaign for Quality School Libraries in Australia.
"Educating a Child in 2014: Administrators &
School Librarians Partnering for Student
Success." by the Texas Association of School Librarians. 2014. PDF file. Written for use at conference booths hosted by the Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL), and for distribution by TASL membership wherever useful.
Promoting Your School Library, a video from Australia Library & Information Association (January 6, 2014)
"Your Hidden Asset" by Paige Jaeger (Scholastic Administrator OpEd, Spring 2014, p.20-21)
"School Librarian Cutbacks Widen the Digital Divide" by Alison DeNisco (District Administration, August 2014)
"Using Evidence-based Practice to Promote Teacher Librarian Services" from "The World of Mrs. C: A Glimpse into the mind of a New Scheme Teacher, Career, Tutor and Student" (Jan. 20, 2014)
"Principal Support for the Teacher Librarian, what is it? And How to Get it?" from "The World of Mrs C: A Glimpse into the mind of a New Scheme Teacher, Career, Tutor and Student" (posted in Teacher Librarianship, Dec. 8, 2013)