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1 Are we speaking the same language? Librarians, Principals, the school library, and taking the lead Librarians, Principals, the school library, and taking the lead Joel Castro, Principal East Early College High School Houston ISD (with lots of assistance from Aline Baldwin, EECHS librarian)

2 Texas Library Association presents Are We Speaking the Same Language? Librarians, Principals, the School Library, and Taking the Lead To hear the audio part of the webinar, be sure to dial our conference call at (toll free). When asked, key in your access code: For technical help, contact the ReadyTalk support line at To hear the audio part of the webinar, be sure to dial our conference call at (toll free). When asked, key in your access code: For technical help, contact the ReadyTalk support line at

3 Information for Later CE certificates may be printed from the TLA CE web site tomorrow: A free recording of this webinar will be available next Monday, May 10, on the same web site. CE certificates may be printed from the TLA CE web site tomorrow: A free recording of this webinar will be available next Monday, May 10, on the same web site.

4 Helpful Tips To minimize background noise, please mute your phone line by pressing *6. You may “ unmute ” your line by pressing *7. Please note the “ Raise Hand ” button on your screen – or you can type questions via the chat box. To minimize background noise, please mute your phone line by pressing *6. You may “ unmute ” your line by pressing *7. Please note the “ Raise Hand ” button on your screen – or you can type questions via the chat box.

5 Also Twitter hash tag will be #TLAweb. Everyone will receive an evaluation survey immediately after the webinar. Twitter hash tag will be #TLAweb. Everyone will receive an evaluation survey immediately after the webinar.

6 Joel Castro Started as bilingual teacher 16 yrs ago. Campus technologist, district technology supervisor, asst principal Now Principal of East Early College High School Started as bilingual teacher 16 yrs ago. Campus technologist, district technology supervisor, asst principal Now Principal of East Early College High School

7 Are we speaking the same language? Librarians, Principals, the school library, and taking the lead Librarians, Principals, the school library, and taking the lead Joel Castro, Principal East Early College High School Houston ISD (with lots of assistance from Aline Baldwin, EECHS librarian)

8 TLA Journal Article - A Review / What libraries mean to me / Principal’s role in the library program / Role of the librarian in student achievement / Common ground between the principal and school librarian / What libraries mean to me / Principal’s role in the library program / Role of the librarian in student achievement / Common ground between the principal and school librarian

9 A Day in the Life of a Principal / Manage many different areas / Central office- school budget reduced by $65,000 / Board member requests / Public complaints / Manage many different areas / Central office- school budget reduced by $65,000 / Board member requests / Public complaints

10 How to Speak “Principal” / Say “student achievement” a lot throughout the conversation! / Non-verbal language- be seen working with teachers, especially core teachers (HS) or TAKS teachers (all) / Text-based communication- Use data showing “we’re better than the other schools!” / Say “student achievement” a lot throughout the conversation! / Non-verbal language- be seen working with teachers, especially core teachers (HS) or TAKS teachers (all) / Text-based communication- Use data showing “we’re better than the other schools!”

11 Librarians as Instructional Leaders / …if the principal is the only instructional leader in the building, we are all in trouble! / Library managers  value / What are you doing to impact instruction? / If you can get invited to science and math dept. meetings, you’ve done well ! / …if the principal is the only instructional leader in the building, we are all in trouble! / Library managers  value / What are you doing to impact instruction? / If you can get invited to science and math dept. meetings, you’ve done well !

12 Continuing Ed for Librarians / PD in school accountability 101 (feel the heat!) / PD- TEKS for core subjects / Crash the party- present at a department/grade-level meeting / PD in school accountability 101 (feel the heat!) / PD- TEKS for core subjects / Crash the party- present at a department/grade-level meeting

13 Librarian Accountability Measures / Is it obvious that kids are excited to be in the library? / How many classes have you taught? / How many times have you met w/ teacher to support lessons? / Do others speak about the library’s value (and librarian’s value)? / Is it obvious that kids are excited to be in the library? / How many classes have you taught? / How many times have you met w/ teacher to support lessons? / Do others speak about the library’s value (and librarian’s value)?

14 Librarian Accountability Measures (2nd verse) / Usage stats on databases ($$$)? / Circulation stats? Historical ? Comparative? / How else does the librarian contribute to the betterment of school outside of the library (field trips, author visits, committees, clubs)? / Usage stats on databases ($$$)? / Circulation stats? Historical ? Comparative? / How else does the librarian contribute to the betterment of school outside of the library (field trips, author visits, committees, clubs)?

15 21st Century Librarians= / Students with 21st Century skills (blogs, wikis, Blackboard ) / Teachers with 21st Century teaching strategies / 21st Century schools / Librarians as technology experts / Students with 21st Century skills (blogs, wikis, Blackboard ) / Teachers with 21st Century teaching strategies / 21st Century schools / Librarians as technology experts

16 Questions or Comments? o Please chat your questions or use the “Raise Hand” button. o Please chat your questions or use the “Raise Hand” button.

17 Are we speaking the same language? Librarians, Principals, the school library, and taking the lead Librarians, Principals, the school library, and taking the lead Joel Castro, Principal East Early College High School Houston ISD (with lots of assistance from Aline Baldwin, EECHS librarian)

18 Brought to you by…  Joel Castro,  Texas Library Association  Nan Ellis, Registration Coordinator  Gloria Meraz, Director of Communication  Brian Knaack, Meetings Assistant  Ileah Salazar, Meetings & Membership Assistant  Patricia Smith, Executive Director  Ted Wanner, Continuing Education Specialist  Special Thanks to ReadyTalk.com  Joel Castro,  Texas Library Association  Nan Ellis, Registration Coordinator  Gloria Meraz, Director of Communication  Brian Knaack, Meetings Assistant  Ileah Salazar, Meetings & Membership Assistant  Patricia Smith, Executive Director  Ted Wanner, Continuing Education Specialist  Special Thanks to ReadyTalk.com

19 Please Remember Continuing Education Certificates may be printed tomorrow, May 13, on the TLA CE web site: Recordings will be available next Monday, May 17, at the same web site. Please complete the evaluation survey following the webinar Continuing Education Certificates may be printed tomorrow, May 13, on the TLA CE web site: Recordings will be available next Monday, May 17, at the same web site. Please complete the evaluation survey following the webinar

20 The End For more information: Ted Wanner TLA Continuing Education Specialist / For more information: Ted Wanner TLA Continuing Education Specialist /

21 The End


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