ETL504 Teacher Librarian As Leader (8)

This subject provides an introduction to theory and practice in the leadership role of a teacher librarian. Leadership theory 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 and operational planning including disaster planning, managing for change, using policy and planning documents for advocacy and developing relationships within a 21st century school culture of inquiry.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Wagga 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

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School 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 demonstrate knowledge and understaning of leadership theory and identify pathways to building capacity for the development of leadership roles in schools through 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 apply the principles and methods of strategic and operational planning for change and identify the role of the teacher librarian within these processes;
  • be able to identify and develop strategies for using policy and planning documents for advocacy;
  • 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 explain leadership within the context of a 21st century school culture of inquiry.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Management theory including leadership, management for change, operational and strategic planning, working in teams
  • Leadership in learning environments including leading curriculum design, collaboration, digital learning and staff development
  • Communication theory in practice including negotiation, conflict resolution, advocacy and promotion
  • Planning processes and procedures in school libraries including the role of vision and mission statements
  • Evaluation and review and the wider role of the information specialist
  • The teacher librarian as leader, leading from the middle and future roles

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ETL504 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Concept map and critical analysis
40
2
Future-proofing discussion paper and reflection
60

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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