Toor, Ruth, and Hilda K. Weisburg. Being Indispensable: A School Librarian's Guide to Becoming an Invaluable Leader. Chicago: American Library Association, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1065-8
This non-overwhelming volume helps school librarians gain the right perspective to make advocacy and leadership more successful. -- Jen
From ALA's website:
In New on the Job, experts Ruth Toor and Hilda K. Weisburg helped newbies make the transition to real-world school librarianship. Being Indispensable is all about staying one: without a proactive approach, school librarians, facing a severe economic downturn and budget cuts, run the risk of becoming an endangered species. In clear, simple, and practical language, this book empowers school librarians by helping them
- Understand what other stakeholders in a school need and want
- Demonstrate their importance to administrators, teachers, and parents
- Plan strategically in both their personal and professional lives
- Master important tools like advocacy and marketing
Table of Contents
Part I Knowing Who You Are
1 What’s Your Mission?
2 What Makes a Leader?
3 Where Do You Stand?
Part II Knowing Your Stakeholders
4 What Do Administrators Want?
5 What Does the Community Want?
6 What Do Teachers Want?
7 What Do Students Want?
Part III Thinking Bigger
8 How Does Advocacy Develop Leadership?
9 How Do You Get a Larger Perspective?
10 Does This Really Work?
Appendix: Web Resources