Once your shared vision is created, you and your leadership team can encourage new ways of working to develop a collaborative culture. For example:
- include library staff in professional learning
- advocate for and profile the library in your school community
- articulate the role that a school library has in supporting student learning.
Achievement is raised where access to the school library is flexibly scheduled, the library is staffed appropriately , librarians spend time collaborating with classroom teachers, technology augments the local collection and students use the library to learn and practice information skills.
— Powerful libraries make powerful learners: the Illinois study (pdf)
Leaders and school librarians at Ohaeawai School, Viscount School, Hurupaki School, Matarau School and Ormiston Senior High School have discussed the importance of whole-school collaboration in supporting student learning.
Leading a Learning Community (YouTube)