Making priorities clear & palatable

Schools libraries are dynamic places and a TL’s priorities firstly need to be pin-pointed before communitcating with the school community. Thorough planning of priorities requires the TL to be realistic about what can be achieved given the current context and resources.

Having up-to-date operational plans that clearly outline the goals of the library will minimise confusion and illustrate to staff where the library can enhance their teaching and planning. The principal is also able to easily observe the direction the library plans to take as well as how the library  fits in with the school’s overall strategic plan and learning outcomes.

Communication is perhaps one of the most essential factors to ensure the TL has to develop acceptance from the school community. Collaboration with staff should be positive and it be obvious that the TL can provide curriculum support. Promoting the acheivements and resources of the library at staff meetings and information evenings.

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