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THE Place for Potential, HOPE, and Knowledge*

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Modified and Condensed 21st Century COPA Agreement

Conference Organizer, Presenter and Attendee (COPA)

1. Good vibrations please.

2. Be present. Be active. Use respect.

3. Take care of your own needs.

4. Can we talk? It depends.

At a conference, the following applies: "Assume all information is free, public and can be shared unless you’re told differently. We’ll give you something to talk about with your friends and colleagues."

In the PPP, we need to honor confidentiality, that is why I chose Edmodo for some of our materials.

5. Follow the Social Media Sharing Golden Rule: “Tweet unto others as you would have them tweet unto you.”

My experience...each area involves 1 key to take a guess?

  • 1997 My first teaching assignment! Highland Park ISD outside of Amarillo
  • 1997 First year - 16 students; DEC visit Campus and District Member
  • 1998 Second year - created (with a team) HPISD's Pre-K Program
  • 1999 Wolflin Elementary at Amarillo ISD; Site-Base Committee
  • 2000 Began serving as CITA for Wolflin; 2000 - 2008
  • 2001 Co-Lead FOSS Teacher
  • 2004 Started my Master's Program
  • 2005 Became LMS for Wolflin
  • 2006 AISD Group Literacy Grant Recipient
  • 2008 ESL for Mansfield ISD
  • 2009 Opened Asa Low Intermediate Library; Served on HOPE Committee; Site-Base from beginning
  • 2010 Grant Recipient for ePortfolio's the Future is NOW
  • 2011 Member of 2011-2012 Principal Preparation Program
  • 2013 Region 11 Library Media Specialist Consultant
  • Goals: support Library Media Specialists to GROW professionally; Build the presence of Region 11 as an innovative leader for educators.
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Personal Introspective Questions**

What do I want to have happen?

To inspire future administrators to recognize The Importance of Increasing Effective Instruction in your Library Media Program

What is the current situation?

Library Programs have been demoted and moved from active instruction communities to scheduled stops on rotations. There is HOPE on the horizon! A resurgence is taking place!

What am I willing to do?

Share, share, share the VISION of what passionate, empowered school library administrators make possible for student achievement!!!!

How will I know when it happens?

When I SEE the results validated and communicated to the public at large.

Where and how will I get support?

From my networking efforts - social media platforms, attending conferences, extended professional development, building platforms to showcase lead libraries and the ADMINISTRATORS behind them who make it happen!

What does a Librarian...

Look like?

Act like?

Talk like?

Produce what?

Challenge this stereotype!

As you watch the Page Turner Adventures video:

  • Take note of all the roles the Library Media Specialist holds.
  • Were there any roles that surprised you?
  • As a campus administrator, how could you support your LMS to increase their experience in some of these roles?

Texas Rock Star Library Media Specialists!

More than just lip service!

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Library Mission

Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning

Mission and Goals of the School Library Media Program:

The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

This mission is accomplished:

  • by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
  • by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
  • by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.

Thought: Do you think campus leaders wear more than 1 hat? Would you like to have an extra instructional coach on your campus?

Rock Star Librarians Listen, Guide, and Model for their Learners

"Results coach leaders are intentional in their actions and their behaviors. They realize that they don't have to be all knowing to be a great leader. It's about clear expectations, committed listening, powerful paraphrasing and presuppositions, reflective feedback, and asking powerful questions while operating from an attitude of belief that each teacher will produce extraordinary results for each of their students." Results Coaching: The New Essential for School Leaders Page 128

Your Campus Librarian can be your BUILDING CONTRACTOR!

We all need assistance in using tools:
  • Copyright
  • Research
  • Projects
  • Database Management
  • Library Collection Development
  • Resource Lists
  • Reading Programs
  • Community Outreach
  • Questioning techniques

Remember: work SMART, not HARD!

The Importance of Increasing Effective Instruction in your Library Media Program

School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas

Texas Administrative Code, Title 13. Cultural Resources
Part I. Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Chapter 4. School Library Programs
§ 4.1
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is directed to develop voluntary School Library Standards in Texas Education Code 33.021. Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, § 1, eff. May 30, 1995.

In small groups, review and highlight selected portions of this document to share with whole group.

Group 1: Introduction, Basis, Revision, and Level of Support of Student Achievement

Summarize Standard 1

Group 2: Six Major Components of School Library Standards and Goals and Principles of Six Major Components

Summarize Standard 2

Group 3: Library Program Assessment and Strategies for Librarians

Summarize Standard 3

Group 4: Output Measures and Evidence Based Evaluation

Summarize Standard 4

Group 5: Recommended Philosophy and Practice for Basing Library Instruction on TEKS Student Expectations

Summarize Standard 5

Group 6: Vision, Mission, and Core Values of Texas School Libraries

Summarize Standard 6

Gamification Trend

  • Ignites Ss learning - their PASSION and their INVESTMENT in the classroom, the school community
  • Challenge: As an Administrator, how can you create that same kind of atmosphere on your campus?
  • Question: Have you envisioned yourself receiving a district or state level recognition as an Administrator?
  • My passion is helping you answer yes to that question and to help devise the path to get you there!
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Option of 4

When you become an administrator, you have the "option of 4".

  1. Seek out your Library Media Specialist - if he/she is a "Rock Star", Partner up with your Personal Campus Promotional Manager!
  2. If they aren't as spectacular as you know they can be, provide Professional Development Opportunities and grow them into that Personal Campus Promotion Manager! (hint: Have your LMS nominate you to attend the Strong Libraries, Strong Scores INVITE only event at the Texas Library Association! They pay your conference fees and you get to visit the awesome vendor fair!)
  3. If their vision does not match the campus and district, utilize the DDD's
  4. Then, check out your current staff, reach out to other campuses, districts, universities- look outside the box and Hire a ROCK STAR!

“You are creating through your choices, even now. Choose wisely.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason
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Twitter Alert!

Follow me on Twitter:


and of course, Region 11:


Administrator Excitement:

Todd Nesloney - new Administrator in Navasota:


Gamification guru on Twitter: Yu-Kai Chou



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