Magazine article Teacher Librarian

Growing on the Job: Professional Development for the School Librarian

Magazine article Teacher Librarian

Growing on the Job: Professional Development for the School Librarian

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Growing on the job: Professional development for the school librarian (ED342419), by Edna Boardman, presents a series of articles which give pointers, hints and examples of day-to-day development activities school librarians can use to hone their professionalism. The first of five sections describes ways in which librarians can provide professional service and lists some markers of professionalism. The second section presents one librarian's personal observations from her continuing education courses, and a list of library challenges is given. The third section talks about dealing with change in a library, and the fourth section offers a summary of ethics described in further detail in various professional publications. A formal definition of professionalism and a sample librarian's goals statement are included. The fifth section is a compilation of selected readings from The Book Report: (1) Making miracles happen (L. D. Gordon); (2) A simple planning process (P. Rux); (3) A rose by any other name (A. H. Yucht); (4) The no-time, no-energy, no-money newsletter (M. Hauge); (5) Good ideas from your newsletters (column); (6) A word to new librarians, or How to survive the first year (G. Curdy and C. Lott); (7) Getting started on the job (V. K. Blaha); (8) Learning on the job (V. K. Blaha); (9) I'm a paraprofessional! Want to make something of it? (A. Wittig); (10) Goal setting & evaluation (E. M. Boardman); (11) Planning by annual report (C. …

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