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Building Influence for the School Librarian: Tenets, Targets, and Tactics
Learn how to promote your library and become an influential player in your school and district. As the school librarian, you play a critical role in impacting student achievement. Learn how to develop your influence and make an even bigger difference both inside and outside the library media center.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Linworth Publishing
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Wow, I'm amazed that this book showed up on Good Reads. It's the textbook for the class I'm starting in a week, and I have to say -- it's fascinating. The whole idea of influence is really pertinent for anyone in the working world, as influence makes one feel they have some agency over their lives. Part of me wants to say, "Bwahahaha. With this book I shall achieve world dominance!" But mostly I want to 1) have my principal move me into the library, and 2) go about getting more resources for my ...more
Jul 12, 2010 Renee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: current or future school librarians, principals
This is a must read before starting your first job in school libraries. No one ever tells, but there are tons of politics in schools. The author has many ideas for how to build influence and while I don't think anyone can do every single thing he suggests, he does have some useful strategies and tactics.
Oct 04, 2011 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars
The first few chapters are a little dull, but I really liked the final chapters that included lists of possible activities a school librarian can use to build the influence and efficacy of the school library.