Category Archives: ETL504 – Teacher Librarian as Leader

ETL504 Assignment 2: Reflective Critical Analysis

When I first commenced this unit around three months ago I gave my own definition of leadership as basically being whenever one person influences a group of others (Coussins, 2016, March 11). I described it in fairly simple, plain speaking … Continue reading

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Libraries: Celebrating the past, present and future

As a personal observation, I have noticed a lot of negative portrayals of what libraries used to be, and what librarians used to do, in the eyes of many students. Not just in this current unit (ETL504), but throughout my … Continue reading

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ETL504 Assignment 1: Reflective Critical Analysis

Throughout my readings and writings for ETL504 to date my understanding of leadership and its application in a school library context has continued to evolve. A poignant moment came for me upon hearing that a teacher-librarian will only be a … Continue reading

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Bringing innovation and teamwork together

Having now very recently completed Module 2, there are a couple of aspects that have really stuck in my mind and got me thinking back to my own time working as a teacher. Both innovation and effective teamwork were both … Continue reading

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What is leadership? – My understanding.

I have recently commenced the unit ETL504 Teacher Librarian as Leader. We have been asked to give our own early understanding/definition of what leadership is, and how we demonstrate it in our school. I respond to this as follows: To … Continue reading

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