Librarians can’t assume that district leaders are believers, writes Mark Ray. Some get it; others don’t. Those who don’t may be listening for different information. If librarians align their words and work with top educational issues, miracles might just happen.
This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Want a spot at the administrators’ table? Then be sure to understand these terms related to digital content, curriculum, and management.
This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Dr. Judi Moreillon and her Texas Women’s University colleague, Dr. Teresa Starrett just launched the powerful crowdsourced film, Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School.
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET Hear from school administrators about how to work with them to make the library central to the school’s strategic direction–help shape the school’s future to better serve our kids, make a mark that matters, and get noticed for it. Archive Now Available!
Mark Ray asserts that principals and librarians have a lot more in common than you might think—and he should know. After 20 years as a teacher librarian, the 2012 Washington Teacher of the Year has become a district IT administrator. From his new perch, he shares insights into the the pivotal alliance possible between two key solo players in the school: librarian and principal.