Being Indispensable: A School Librarian's Guide to Becoming an Invaluable Leader (Google eBook)

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American Library Association, 2011 - Education - 170 pages
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In New on the Job, experts Toor and Weisburg helped newbies make the transition to real-world school librarianship. Being Indispensable is all about staying one: without a proactive approach, school librarians, facing a severe economic downturn and budget cuts, run the risk of becoming an endangered species. In clear, simple, and practical language, this book empowers school librarians by helping them Understand what other stakeholders in a school need and want Demonstrate their importance to administrators, teachers, and parents Plan strategically in both their personal and professional lives Master important tools like advocacy and marketing Making the case for the vital role school librarians play in learning, this book gives readers all the strategies they need to become the kind of leader their school can't do without.

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Review: Being Indispensable: A School Librarian's Guide to Becoming an Invaluable Leader

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Best for new or those studying to be librarians. Pretty basic information and ideas, though well presented and easy to read. A good quick reminder for me but not a text I'm likely to revisit. Read full review

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User Review  - Skye Bryant - Goodreads

Excellent advice for struggling librarians Read full review


Knowing Who You Are
Knowing Your Stakeholders
Thinking Bigger
Appendix Web Resources
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About the author (2011)

Hilda K. Weisburg retired as library media specialist at Morristown High School in Morristown, New Jersey, and has taught graduate courses at William Paterson University and Rutgers University. A past president of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL), she is the association s delegate to AASL s Affiliate Assembly to which she has served as chair. Currently, she is on the ALA Literacy Committee and AASL s Retiree Task Force. She has served on numerous other AASL committees as well. With Ruth Toor, she has written fourteen books for library media specialists, including two for ALA Editions, Being Indispensable: A School Librarian s Guide to Becoming an Invaluable Leader (2011) and New on the Job: A School Library Media Specialist s Guide to Success (2007). She is now the publisher and sole editor of the bimonthly electronic newsletter School Librarian s Workshop, which has been in publication since 1980. She has given presentations at AASL and state library media conferences and given staff development workshops in many locations.

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