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Week 8: Staffing / Leading People (* = Key reading)

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Playlistimage. *Appropriate Staffing for School Libraries (AASL) AASL: SL Job Description 3 30 2020. Position Statement on the School Library Supervisor. RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy. *Who are you? Last summer, I decided that I wanted to know more about my personality in relation to my leadership skills.

*Who are you?

Part of my search for knowledge included taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory. I did it because I needed to have a better understanding of individuals and how their personalities form organizational cultures. I also realized that I need to know how to assess situations so that I either step up for the leadership role, yield to another person to facilitate growth, or observe instead of speaking. Eventually, I completed the certification course and began offering a discussion in one of my classes about personality types. I find this discussion important because functioning in a teamwork-driven atmosphere requires the ability to communicate and show empathy. SRI: Compass Points. Connecting with the Why. I am sitting in new library paraprofessional training this morning, where we are welcoming new library staff, getting them up to speed on how we do all of the vital functions related to running a library, and I am struck by my colleagues’ abilities to keep on connecting to WHY our work in school libraries matters, and WHY our work changes our kids’ lives.

Connecting with the Why

We talked about books and reading as effective reducers of stress, about the school library as a safe space for learners who may have nowhere else to go, about supporting the social and emotional needs of our learners. We are spending time talking about equity in our collections, how we create culturally responsive libraries, and WHY these are needed for our school libraries. We learned about the numerous resources available for our learners and educators, along with WHY connecting them matters, and the differences they can make in our schools. It’s not because we love creating reports and chasing data. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Changing Times: School Librarian Staffing Status. Changing Times: School Librarian Staffing Status Debra E.

Changing Times: School Librarian Staffing Status

Kachel and Keith Curry Lance This article is from the April 2018 issue of Teacher Librarian. To download a PDF version of the article click here. Recently released data show a loss of almost 9,200 full-time equivalent (FTE) school librarians (15%) nationwide from 2009-10 to 2015-16, with more than 10,000 total losses since 2000 (Lance, 2018). Simon Sinek on Empathy. It’s Time to Give Classroom Jobs Another Try. Real Librarians in real libraries remember Core Values of Librarianship. School Librarians Are Real Librarians About fifteen years ago I attended a state library conference as a university library assistant.

Real Librarians in real libraries remember Core Values of Librarianship

At the time I was in the process of getting my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. I went to a session about career information and the presenter was rather pessimistic about the field of librarianship. Since I had decided to focus on school librarianship I mentioned that this field had many jobs in our state since school librarians were retiring in great numbers. The presenter’s response was “No, I mean real librarians.” Library Leaders (Barbara Braxton on student volunteers) Libraries Grow Leaders The role of the teacher librarian is one of leadership – curriculum design, development and implementation; professional learning; collection development and a host of other areas within our learning communities.

Library Leaders (Barbara Braxton on student volunteers)

At the same time we have the opportunity to assist our students in developing their own leadership skills through a formal library assistants program so not only are they confident, competent independent users of the library but they can then apply the leadership traits and people skills they develop to a wide range of real-world situations they encounter elsewhere. As the library is often used as a safe haven by students who prefer their own company, the program can also offer opportunities for them to interact with others in a safe, structured environment so they also develop those social skills they will need as they venture into the world.

It also allows the development of the common leadership traits of The three pillars of each program are. Official Myers Briggs Test & Personality Assessment. 16 Personalities (free version of Myers-Briggs) DiSC Profile - What is DiSC®? The DiSC personality profile explained. DiSC® is the leading personal assessment tool used by over 1 million people every year to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication.

DiSC Profile - What is DiSC®? The DiSC personality profile explained

What is DiSC®? The DiSC assessment, published by Wiley, is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people's behavioral differences. If you participate in a DiSC program, you'll be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior. You'll also receive tips related to working with people of other styles. Note: Information here applies only to Everything DiSC and DiSC Classic assessments. The DiSC® model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviors with others — within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships.

DISC personality test (free version) Updated December 14, 2018 This free DISC personality test lets you determine your DISC type and personality profile quickly. Find out how the DISC factors, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance predict your behavior towards others and the everyday things you do. Librarians and Student Leadership. Why do we need librarians if students have access to the Internet and their phones?

Librarians and Student Leadership

I find my first answer to this question includes the dubious term fake news. Dubious because fake news is rare; biased or misleading news is where the problems are for today’s inundated readers. But fake news is catchy, the kind of buzzword people know with an instant “a-ha” moment of recognition to employ another overused term–sorry! The response I get when I note the role school librarians play in teaching students to determine real from fake news is: “Yeah, kids today need to know how to spot what’s fake,” as if that sums up the work we do.

Staffing - NYC School Librarian Guidebook. Pursuant to Section 207 of the Education Law Sections 91.1 and 91.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education are repealed and new Sections 91.1 and 91.2 are added, effective February 18, 1974, to read as follows: Section 91.2 Employment of school library media specialist.

Staffing - NYC School Librarian Guidebook

Each school district shall employ a certified school library media specialist, unless equivalent service is provided by an alternative arrangement approved by the Commissioner, in accordance with the following standards: AASL Position Statements – School Libraries & ESSA. With the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act moving forward, it is critically important that school boards and administrators understand what it takes to have an effective school library program.

AASL Position Statements – School Libraries & ESSA

AASL’s official position statements can help us as we advocate. If components are missing, these statements from the only national organization focused on the school library profession can begin the conversation. A Letter From Christopher Harris To A Principal; Conflict Resolution Questionnaire. How to Run a Library Volunteer Program that Students Love. Dartmout Middle school students Payton and Aidan delete and recatalog old reference books.

How to Run a Library Volunteer Program that Students Love

The bell just rang for the start of school at Dartmouth (MA) Middle School, and I’m still taking off my coat. Fifty to 60 students are about to flood into the library to print schoolwork, look for books, hang out, and play computer games for 15 minutes before the Pledge of Allegiance signals the start of homeroom. No worries. The lights and computers are on and the circulation desk computer is ready to go, thanks to the Leconte sisters, student volunteers who let themselves in each morning. Reilly, in eighth grade, and Reese, in sixth, check out books until they head off to their lockers. On an average day, at least ten students help me run the library. Requirements for School Librarians by State 4 10 17. Shelve-it Full Screen - Mrs Lodge's Library. 100 Things Poster. Skills Spectrum Feb1 full page.pdf. Paraprofessional job description. The School Library Media Specialist: Program Administration.

Librarian Responsibilities - NYC School Librarian Guidebook. Managing your school library staff. The Library’s Most PRICELESS Resource. Contributed by Kristen Mattson, Ed.D. School libraries are full of resources: everything from paperback books worth a handful of dollar bills to hardcover books and audio sets worth a few dollars more. Then there are the more expensive items – desktop computers, laptops or tablets, and maybe a 3D printer or a set of robots for students to code. The most PRICELESS resource in the library though, wears a name tag, not a price sticker. Top Ten Qualities to Look for in Your Future Library Clerk. By Carrie Marting and Julie Marie Frye Let’s face it: there’s high turnover in support staff positions, even in school libraries. Some of our clerks enter the classrooms, others earn an MLS degree and head into their own school library, a few move to the other side of town, and some just can’t keep up with the fast pace of an exploring-making-learning-inventing-collaborating-coding-reading-celebrating school library.

No matter why your former clerk resigned, you’ll definitely want to be involved in naming the next successful candidate. Future Ready Library Poster. Library Media Tech Talk: Our Library Student Worker Program. Ever since I've been a school librarian, I've tried to include students in the library program as much as possible. This year I took a job as a middle school librarian after working with high school students for many years. One thing I remember from previous experiences with middle level students is that a large percentage of them want to help their teachers.

I began thinking about how this could work well in a 6th and 7th grade library setting. Calling All Book Nerds! 7 Reasons You'd Love Volunteering at the School Library - GeekDad. 5 Minute Librarian: 10 Meaningful Library Volunteer Roles (Public ideas useful for schools too!) Library volunteers - we all get the requests, but what to do with them? There is just only so much dusting, weeding, children programming prep, and mending you can have them do.

Below are some ideas that have been successful at other libraries, especially for teens and adults. Please keep in mind - some union contracts may not allow certain tasks to be performed by volunteers, so before you do anything, make sure you double check with your Director what you can and cannot have a volunteer do. Window Artists If your volunteers are artistic, get them to work on your windows! Create a volunteer program.