Librarians are Leaders of Learning Carol Webb Lighting the Future Conference June 2012
Attainment is Absolute • Evidence • Use the data to inform your decisions • Monitor • Communicate
Senior Leadership • Support individual interests • Evidence your strengths • Meet their audit needs • Link to attainment + communicate
Impact on attainment • Ask the teacher • Deploy your tools, resources and experience to meet that specific need • Evaluate with the teacher • Refine and improve • Ask them to discuss with colleagues
Evidence of impact • Quantitative • Qualitative – student and teacher voices • Our voices • Visual impact • Stakeholders • Governors • Parent voice • External others
Leadership grid(Blake and Mouton 1964) High People concern Low Task Concern High
Element Initiative Inquiry Advocacy Decision-making Conflict Resolution Resilience Critique Description Taking action, driving and supporting Questioning, researching and verifying understanding Expressing convictions and championing ideas Evaluating resources, choices and consequences Confronting and resolving disagreements Dealing with problems, setbacks and failures Delivering objective, candid feedback Leadership Behaviours
Relationship building • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs Self-Actualisation Intellectual engagement Inclusion Basic human needs
Cognitive authority Who has it? Get some transferred And support it in others Establish own through assemblies, INSET…
By • Evidencing our impact on student attainment and • Inhabiting the behaviours of leadership We establish librarians as leaders of learning for both students and staff.
Bibliography • Blake, R. and Mouton, J. (1964) The managerial grid: key orientations for achieving production through people. Gulf Publishing Co. • Markless, S. (Ed). (2009) The innovative school librarian: thinking outside of the box. London: Facet Publishing • Webb, C. and Levens, M. (2012) Emotional literacy through the library. Behaviour and Pastoral Update March 2012 85 p.7-8. • Wilson, P. (1983) Second-hand knowledge: an inquiry into cognitive authority. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.