Librarians as Leaders: School librarians as leaders in professional development, accreditation review, and so much more


emerging techThis month, edWeb community, Emerging Tech, presented a webinar highlighting the role of librarians as leaders in their schools.  Webinar presenter, Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian of New Canaan High School in Connecticut, shared her insight as to how librarians can be driving forces in their schools to strengthen communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and curiosity.  While schools are aggressively slashing budgets to make ends meet, many districts still feel compelled to spend on professional development programming and accreditation review. Therein lies an opportunity for school librarians to help districts reduce costs while increasing the library program’s visibility. In this session, participants discovered new leadership opportunities for school librarians that will benefit all members of the learning community, faculty and administration included.

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Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs. The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats. Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. You’ll have an opportunity to collaborate with other librarians as you learn about and explore the many uses of technology in school libraries.  This program is sponsored by Follett.

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