Standard 4 - Advocacy and Leadership:
Candidates advocate for dynamic school library programs and positive learning environments that focus on student learning and achievement by collaborating and connecting with teachers, administrators, librarians, and the community. Candidates are committed to continuous learning and professional growth and lead professional development activities for other educators. Candidates provide leadership by articulating ways in which school libraries contribute to student achievement.

  • 4.1. Networking with the library community
Candidates demonstrate the ability to establish connections with other libraries and to strengthen cooperation among library colleagues for resource sharing, networking, and facilitating access to information. Candidates participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.

  • 4.2 Professional development
Candidates model a strong commitment to the profession by participating in professional growth and leadership opportunities through membership in library associations, attendance at professional conferences, reading professional publications, and exploring Internet resources. Candidates plan for ongoing professional growth.

  • 4.3 Leadership
Candidates are able to articulate the role and relationship of the school library program's impact on student academic achievement within the context of current educational initiatives. Utilizing evidence-based practice and information from education and library research, candidates communicate ways in which the library program can enhance school improvement efforts.

  • 4.4 Advocacy
Candidates identify stakeholders within and outside the school community who impact the school library program. Candidates develop a plan to advocate for school library and information programs, resources, and services.
The above document outlines a three year library advocacy plan for my district library. The above document represents my role as a professional development leader in my school. The document is a flyer that promotes PowerLibrary and briefly instructs faculty and students in using the database.The above PowerPoint presentation also depicts my role as a professional development leader in my district. The PowerPoint is a proposal for my school to use the Big6 research model for guiding students k-12 in conducting research.