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Winning the Game with Instructional Partners


Texas Library Association Conference
Dallas, Texas

5 April 2018


11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center C154, Level 1


Presenter: Judi Moreillon, M.L.S., Ph.D.
Literacies and Libraries Consultant

Twitter handle: @CactusWoman

Blogger: http://schoollibrarianleadership.com 

Email: info@storytrail.com


Session Description

Instructional leadership is the name of the game! To build an effective school library program that prepares students for college, career, and community, school librarians must be consummate collaborative leaders. Understanding patterns of interaction and adult learning in your school is essential. Participants in this hands-on session will think, create, share, and grow instructional leadership strategies and leave the session with a plan for building a culture of collaboration with the most promising partners.


By applying a systems thinking approach (Senge et al. 2012), school librarians can identify and nurture relationships in order to collaboratively solve instructional challenges. They can be leaders in diffusing innovations in teaching and learning throughout the school (Rogers 1995). Using AASL’s “collaboration” definition (2016a), participants will engage in a series of hands-on activities framed by AASL’s “Think, Create, Share, and Grow” themes.


Session Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. connect a systems thinking approach to building a culture of collaboration in their schools.
2. briefly identify their motivation and barriers for building partnerships.
3. use a diffusion of innovations model to analyze their learning communities for the most promising colleagues with whom to build instructional partnerships.
4. leave the session with a plan to reach out to one or more promising partners and further build their instructional leadership.

Presentation Slides Winning_Instructional_Partnerships_040518.pdf




Link to Padlet


Link to Today's Meet




American Association of School Librarians. 2018. National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. Chicago: ALA Editions.


_____. 2016a. “Definition for Effective School Library Program” http://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/resources/statements

_____. 2016b. “Instructional Role of the School Librarian.” http://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/resources/statement\


Moreillon, Judi. 2018. Maximizing School Librarian Leadership: Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy. Chicago: ALA Editions.

Rogers, Everett. 1995. Diffusion of Innovations. 4th ed. New York: Free Press.

Senge, Peter et al. 2012. Schools that Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares about Education. New York: Crown Business.


U.S. Department of Education. 2015. Every Student Succeeds Acthttp://www.ed.gov/essa?src=rn


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