Adding value: Principals’ perceptions of the role of the teacher-librarian

Lupton, Mandy (2016) Adding value: Principals’ perceptions of the role of the teacher-librarian. School Libraries Worldwide, 22(1), pp. 49-61.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study into principals’ perceptions of the role of the teacher-librarian. Nine principals in Australia were interviewed about the role of the teacher-librarian and library in their school. The findings indicated a range of ways in which the teacher-librarian adds value to the school, including in their role as teacher, providing the principal with a broad perspective on the workings of the school, providing advice and ideas, and providing leadership in the use of information and communications technology (ICT) at the school. It also identified a number of personal qualities valued by principals.

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ID Code: 94981
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: teacher-librarian, role, principal, school librarian
ISSN: 1023-9391
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Librarianship (080706)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 International Association of School Librarianship
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2016 04:58
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 23:56

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