Library leaders have the potential to positively impact every student, teacher, and administrator on their campus. The On the Leading Edge Series is designed for all K-12 librarians committed to supporting schools and learning through advancing their leadership capacity.
$725 per person. Sign up through the ESC-20 Commitment System.
A 50% discount for one participant per district is offered to ESC-20 Educational Resources Co-op members.
All participants will receive a copy of The Many Faces of School Library Leadership, 2nd Edition by Sharon Coatney and Violet Harada, editors; Libraries Unlimited, 2017.
ESC-20 Commitment System
Martha (Marty) Rossi
(October 10, 2019)
Build a foundation by analyzing core beliefs about what you do and why you do it. Begin a strategic plan for the future of the school library program and consider ways to communicate that plan and its progress.
(November 14, 2019)
Examine the status of current stakeholder relationships and evaluate relationship needs. Devise a plan to reach and engage with stakeholders and reinforce existing relationships.
December 5, 2019
Build and practice coaching skills to strengthen interpersonal connections. Examine purpose and intent of messages with empathy and openness to varied points of view.
(January 9, 2020)
Draft goals in alignment with district/school and library program plans. Examine, design, and develop methods to measure the library program's impact on student growth. Devise a plan to effectively communicate results and observations to all stakeholders.
(February 13, 2020)
Design and develop a marketing plan to build awareness of library activities and programs. Collect data and evidence of outreach results. Build an advocacy platform.
(March 19, 2020)
Compile a plan for next school year identifying areas of intended transformation. Identify and plan professional development. Establish methods for ongoing analysis of the value added to student learning by the library program.
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