The modern school library supports education in a
variety of ways. One essential role librarians play is that of a leader who
works collaboratively to build relationships, mold culture and climate, and
advocate for the needs of students and the community.
In this book, a librarian and an education leader team up to reflect on the
librarian’s ability to build connections in two ways. First, they discuss the
benefits of bringing the outside world into the library through the use of
social media, videoconferencing and other tools that allow librarians to partner
with others. Then they expand upon these connections by addressing how
librarians can lead in the greater educational community by sharing resources
and strategies, and partnering with school leaders to tell the story of the
This book will:
- Highlight the potential of librarians to empower
their students, their schools and their communities, and be learning leaders
in the digital age.
- Include stories of partnerships – from librarians and
administrators – illustrating how they can collaborate to create change by
harnessing the influence of the school library program to enhance the
- Explore how librarians serve as mentors to their
students, delving into many topics that define digital age literacy, including
the librarian’s role in reading advocacy, information validity, digital
citizenship and research.
- Make direct connections to the ISTE Standards for Students, Educators and
Administrators in each chapter.
Through this book, librarians will discover the influence they can have on
the school community as the library becomes the heart of the school, a place
where problems are solved, content is explored, connections are made and