Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:05 AM

School Librarian Performance Standard 4: Advocacy and Leadership

School librarians advocate for dynamic school library programs and positive learning environments that focus on student learning and achievement by collaborating and connecting with teachers, administrators, librarians, and the community. They are committed to continuous learning and professional growth and lead professional development activities for other educators. They provide leadership by articulating ways in which school libraries contribute to student achievement.

4.1. Networking with the library community

School librarians participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners. They establish partnerships with other libraries for resource sharing and networking.

4.2 Professional development

School librarians model a strong commitment to the profession by participating in professional growth and leadership opportunities through joining library associations, participating in professional conferences, reading professional publications, and exploring Internet resources. They plan for ongoing professional growth.

4.3 Leadership

School librarians articulate the roles and relationships of the library program’s support of student academic achievement within the context of current educational initiatives. Utilizing evidence-based practice and information from education and library research, they communicate ways in which the library program can enhance school improvement efforts.

4.4 Advocacy

School librarians identify stakeholders within and outside the school community who impact the school library program. They use a range of strategies to advocate for school library and information programs, for resources, and for services.