ETL504 Teacher Librarian As Leader (8)


This subject provides an introduction to theory and practice in the leadership role of a teacher librarian. Leadership is examined in the current global context of change and reform in school library organisation and services. Evolving views of educational leadership are examined with a particular emphasis on organisational culture, strategic planning, the management of change and developing relationships within a 21st century school culture of inquiry.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ETL504
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

In Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) this subject is only available to students with a professional librarianship qualification recognised by ALIA.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify pathways to building capacity for the development of leadership roles in schools through the delivery of the school's information services and the work of the teacher librarian;
  • be able to relate issues in leadership theory and the decision-making process to the teacher librarian's role in the school;
  • be able to demonstrate an awareness of the principles and methods of strategic planning for change and identify the role of the teacher librarian within these processes;
  • be able to develop a mission statement and identify objectives and outcomes for the delivery of the school's information services; and
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of leadership within the context of a 21st century school culture of inquiry.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • leadership theory
  • decision-making and problem solving
  • teamwork and collaboration
  • change management and innovation
  • leadership and the teacher librarian
  • developing collaborative curriculum programs
  • digital learning
  • staff development and models of professional learning
  • negotiation
  • communication processes
  • conflict resolution
  • promotion strategies and advocacy
  • strategic planning processes
  • role of vision and mission statements
  • analysing the environment
  • evaluation and review
  • the wider role of the information specialist
  • leading from the middle
  • advocacy
  • the wider role of the teacher librarian as leader
  • leading into the future


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.