Librarians as Leaders Pre 2017
In working to keep these pages approachable, we've moved articles older than 2017 to this page. There is still powerful content here.
Achs, Jordan. "Library Sees Increase in Youth Circulation, Attendance." Laramie Boomerang (WY), 9 Apr. 2019.
"Are Librarians Totally Obsolete? 16 Reasons Why Libraries and Librarians are Still Extremely Important" (College Online, 2015)
Band, Barbara. "Having an Overview - The Unique Position of a School Librarian." Library Stuff, 7 Sept. 2016.
Blattner, David. “Connect with Your Principal: When you have the ear of an administrator, use your time well.” School Library Journal, 23 Aug. 2016.)
Castro, Joel, speaker."School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts" reports on a talk by Joel Castro (former HISD Principal and currently an Assistant Superintendent in Lubbock) made during the SLJ Summit in Austin in September 2013. SLJ (School Library Journal) hosted school librarians from across the country to consider how to strengthen school libraries generally.
Church, Audrey. “Ten Things Your Administrator Needs to Know as the School Year Begins.” (KQ blog, Aug. 10, 2016)
Cowert, Jen. "Going Beyond the Dewey Decimal System" (Cranston (R.I.) Herald, May 14, 2015).
Dando, Priscille. “Librarians as Instructional Leaders .“ ( SLJ Take the Lead, June 20, 2016)
Devaney, Laura. "School Librarians Are Rising School Leaders." (eSchool News, October 13, 2013)
Farmer, Lesley. "The Role of Librarians in Supporting ICT [Information and Communication Technology] Literacy." Educause Review, 9 May 2019.
Gaiman, Neil, and Chris Riddell. "Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures." The Guardian, 6 Sept. 2018.
Gonzalez, Jennifer. "How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent." Cult of Pedagogy, 6 Mar. 2016.
Georgia School Library Media Consortium. School Librarian Effectiveness Instrument. SLM Advocacy, 2016. SLMAdvocacy.
Harland, Pam; Angie Miller; Sara Zoe Patterson. “Let the Librarians Lead.” (Facebook page) Also http://www.letthelibrarianslead.com/
Jaeger, Paige. "SMART Goals for Visibility." (Libraries: an open door to the world, Mar. 24, 2014.)
Jones, Whitney. “Fraud to Advocate.” (TASLTalks blog, June 4, 2016).
Lewis, Melanie Ann. "A Collective Case Study to Examine Administrators' Instructional Leadership Perspective of the Role of Instructional Coaches and Teacher Librarians in California Public Schools." Scholars Commons, Liberty University, 2019.
Lupton, Mandy. Adding Value: Principals’ Perceptions of the Role of the Teacher-Librarian. (School Libraries Worldwide, 22(1), 2016, pp. 49-61).
Watkins, Kaleb. "Patiently awaiting the first day of school so some student can say to me,'I don't read.' I love this kid. They have used that excuse for so long they actually believe it's true. My classroom library has the book for them. If it doesn't, I will buy it for them. Can't wait!!" Twitter, 29 July 2019.
Wersebe, Jeanna, and Laurie Stowell. "A Journey to Improve Collaboration Efforts between Stakeholders and Teacher Librarians: A Mixed Method Study." eScholarship, UC San Diego, 2019.
“McCrea, Bridget. “Librarians are taking the lead in the digital transformation.” (eSchool News, May 25,2016).
McDonald, Melissa, and Melanie Roy. "Why the School Nurse's Office Should Have a Well-Stocked Library." Nerdy Book Club, 10 June 2019.
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
Schott, Paul. "School Libraries Not What They Used to Be." (Greenwich Time, January 31, 2015).
Smith, Daniella. “Connecting with New Teachers.” KQ, AASL, 26 Aug 2019.
"Using Evidence-based Practice to Promote Teacher Librarian Services." The World of Mrs. C. Wordpress, Jan. 20, 2014.
Weisburg, Hilda. "Ask Me How Students Transform Learning" (School Librarian's Workshop blog, Feb. 23, 2015).
NOTE: I would add to Hilda's list the following three:
Weisburg, Hilda. “On Libraries: Leadership – There Is No Other Option.” (KQ blog, July 22, 2016)
Wolf, Mary Ann, Rachel Jones & Daniel Gilbert. Alliance for Excellent Education: Leading In and Beyond the Library (January 2014)
Yoder, Leslie. “Three Strategies for When the Going Gets Tough.” (SLJ Take the Lead, Sept. 16, 2016)