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From the Publisher"Coatney's introduction sets the stage for this collection of 10 essays by leaders and thinkers in the field including such familiar names as Ken Haycock, Helen R. Adams, Doug Achterman, Blanche Woolls, and David Loertscher. Haycock provides an overview of leadership, as opposed to management, and how leading from the middle exerts its own type of power. Adams advocates for leadership in intellectual freedom. Achterman discusses literacy leadership, that is, promoting reading for a lifetime and collaborating with teachers and others to foster literacy in the digital age. Woolls covers the importance of local, state, and national organizations; and Loertscher closes with a vision of the future. These and other contributors ask us to think about how teacher-librarians affect student achievement. For self-development or part of a professional learning community's reading."
"All of [the essays] present information liable to be relevant and helpful to some members of the profession. . . . These pieces focus on practical problems and concrete approaches to increasing the professional success of school librarians and media specialists."
"For those practicing librarians wanting to implement or increase their roles as instructional leaders, this is a must-read book, and those school systems with a professional library or universities with a library science program should purchase it. Recommended."
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