Strategic positive exposure for school libraries in her district helped this Lilead Fellow gain recognition for teacher librarians.
Jennifer Boudrye, director of libraries at DC Public Schools, led the push to fill 100 percent of LMS positions in the system.
Perhaps you feel unworthy or unready to be a leader. But you can do it. You must: people are counting on you.
The Lilead Project, established in 2012 to support and build community among U. S. school library supervisors, has received an IMLS grant to continue its Lilead Fellows program and to create the Lilead Leaders initiative for advocacy and activism.
This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
The way to success for this district librarian has been to start small, build a network of library advocates, dream big, and never stop working for transformative change.
In this first article in our series on library leadership, Lilead Fellow Priscille Dando suggests how librarians can connect with principals on instructional challenges.