Administrators Take the Mic (March 2017 Issue)

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Subscribers: Browse our March 2017 issue at SLC online! In this issue, we explore how strong partnerships between librarians and school administrators drive positive changes in the school library program, student learning, and the school community as a whole.

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Table of Contents


Building-Level Advocacy with Library Impact Research By Gary N. Hartzell

The Natural Leadership Role of the School Librarian By Kyle A. Lee

Piecing Administrators into the Collaboration Puzzle By Stony Evans and Bruce Orr

Organization & Management

Editor’s Message: Communication Is the Key By Carl A. Harvey II

The Heart of Our Village By Michelle Luttrell and Tonya Dagstani

Proof of Concept: Addressing the Challenge to Reshape Pre-Service Education for Principals and School Librarians By Susan D. Ballard and Ann Spencer

Featured Article from the Archives. Leading Change By Ken Haycock

Future Forward. Future Forward Collections By Pam Harland

Management Matters. Challenge + Opportunity = Chopportunity, Part 2 By Lori Donovan

Copyright Questions of the Month. Are Library Murals of Book Characters Legal? By Carol Simpson

Instructional Leadership

Editor’s Message: Professional Growth By Leslie B. Preddy

What to “Look For” in Your School Library By Courtney Pentland

Strengthening Your Library Program: Blueprint for Success from One Award-Winning District By Cristy Bolton

Let’s HEAR It for Speaking and Listening in Inquiry By Mary Boyd Ratzer

Leap into Reading. They’re Playing My Book: Leaping for Audiobooks! By Stacey Rattner

Technology Connections. Online Tools and Apps for Administrative Collaboration and Communication By Heather Moorefield-Lang

Adding Friction: How to Design Deliberate Thinking into the Research Process. How Do I Cite a Work of Art in MLA 8th? By Debbie Abilock

Library in Context

Editor’s Message: I Hope I Get It By Rebecca J. Morris

Embracing Our Common Goal: School and Public Library Collaborations By Reneé Critcher Lyons and Deborah Parrott

The School Librarian and the Administrative Team By Susan Blankenship with Connie Fogle Sharp

Featured Article from the Archives. Everyday Best Practices By Mary Alice Anderson

On Common Ground. Collection Development for Readers: Providing Windows and Mirrors By Mary Frances Zilonis and Chris Swerling

Enacting Leadership. Developing the Most Important Relationship By Melissa P. Johnston and Melissa Jacobs

Advocacy in Reach. Dare to Share By Stony Evans



Editor’s Message: Facing Fake News and Information Authenticity By Sylvia Vardell



Editor’s Message: Belief, Identity, & Religion: Making Your Library Inclusive By Liz Deskins


Belief, Identity, and Religion: Guiding Research in a World History Setting By Amy R. Caldwell

Author of the Month: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Plus more than 150 new reviews of books and other resources for your collection.



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