The goal of the Principal Project, funded by ILILE, was to collect and disseminate resources to help administrators to better understand the role of the certified library media specialist and the importance of a strong library media program. Administrative support is vital to developing and maintaining a quality school library program. These resources offer ideas and suggestions for working closely with your school administrator to ensure that your program has a positive impact on teaching and learning.
Research for this project was coordinated by Ann E. Tepe.
These are a few of the many outstanding resources to help the library media specialist develop and manage a quality program.
Resources for School Librarians
List of links to resources on library policies, volunteers in the library, student handbooks, etc. Site is maintained by Linda Bertland, retired school librarian, Philadelphia, PA. No date.Online Resource
Flexible Scheduling: Implementing an Innovation
Includes brief history of flexible scheduling, review of the literature and an excellent discussion by Joy McGregor, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator of Master of Education, Charles Stuart University, Australia. School Library Media Research, Vol. 9, April 2006.
The Media Center: From Musty Old Library to 21st Century Program
Suggestions and ideas for the school librarian who has to bring an older media center up to date by Mary Alice Anderson, Lead Media Specialist, Winona Area Public Schools, Winona, Minnesota. Multimedia Schools. January 2004.
Matrix for tracking tasks and who on library staff does them from the Washington Library Media Association. No date.
School Library Action and Long Range Plans
Examples from a variety of sources to assist in the development of your plan. No date.