May I Bring a Friend?
Your best resource... your fellow school librarian!
The Alaska crew at AASL
I was inspired to share collaboration resources - here are a few to check out!
The Alaska crew meets up for good burgers and great conversation!
"Being a school librarian can be a shockingly isolating profession, especially after having formed tight, supportive networks while you were a classroom teacher. As a school librarian you are in a sort of no man’s land. You aren’t part of the teacher peer group, you aren’t part of the administrative peer group. Often, you are the only person in your school that works in and understands what it takes to run an active, engaging, supportive library. Many school districts, unfortunately, often perpetuate this isolation by not allowing time for district librarians to meet and plan collaboratively which only exacerbates the isolation."
From Nikki Robertson's blog, The Absolutely True Adventures of a School Librarian. Find it HERE.
Working Together Is Working Smarter
A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators. Additionally, school librarians not only participate in but deliver professional development to peers, educators and staff in their schools.