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Highly Effective School Library Programs. Creating a Recipe for Success. Outcomes. Elements of the revised and rebranded program Key ingredients for success Shifts in Practice for 21 st century. Great School Library Ingredients?. Highly Effective School Library Program.

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Highly Effective School Library Programs

Creating a Recipe for Success


Elements of the revised and rebranded program

Key ingredients for success

Shifts in Practice for 21st century

Great School Library Ingredients?


Highly Effective School Library Program


  • Use the Evaluation Rubricto assess your program.

  • Select two or three areas for improvement and formulate these into goals aligned with your school’s SIP.

  • Use these goals to fill out the Action Planand upload on the HESLP wiki


Teacher-Leaders View Principal as a Collaborative Partner

We do not ask your overall rating

I got 15 ineffectives!!


More inclusive than Power Library Model

Cohort for anyone to participate (pilot year)

Access to HESLP wiki to view others’ action plans, see web presence ideas, view applications of those who earned recognition….

Just let us know, and you’re in!!

  • Develop a school-UIP aligned Action Plan and upload to wiki

  • Final product that shows measurable evidence of how you met your goals

  • We tell your principal what you are doing, ask for 8 hour donation, and provide link to your action plan and final product.

  • Personalized professional growth in 2-3 rubric areas with help of your peers

Action Plan Template


  • Two letters of recommendation (one has to be from principal or direct supervisor).

  • Your school-aligned “Action Plan”

  • A link to your library website

  • Multimedia Presentation (3 minutes)

Recognition – Rigorous Process with Higher Rewards

Key Ingredients

Risk-Taking Leader

Persistent Collaborator

Key Ingredients

Instructional/Digital Literacy Coach -

Persistence and Patience needed!

Innovative (Risk-Taker)

“Traditional libraries were viewed as the grocery store…”

....but, 21st century libraries are viewed as the kitchen.” Joyce Valenza

Shift in Practice is Essential

Ensure Today’s Students Thrive in 21st-century Workforce

Evidence Outcomes of Today

Elements of the Revised/Rebranded Program

Key Ingredients for Success

Shifts in Practice for 21st century


Becky Russell, MLIS |Certified School Librarian/21st C. Skills Specialist | Colorado Department of Education | 303.866.6772 | [email protected] OR [email protected] |www.coloradostatelibrary.org

Judy Barnett| Highly Effective School Library Coordinator | Colorado Department of Education | 719.964.5352 | [email protected] or [email protected] | http://highlyeffectiveschoollibraryprogram.wikispaces.com/

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