Connecticut Association of School Librarians
In AASL's Empowering Learners, the first guideline under building the learning environment is:
"The school library media program is built on a long-term strategic plan that reflects the mission, goals, and objectives of the school."
Buffy's February 13th blog "What's Going On" gives us an idea of what she is thinking about for her program goals. Her train-of-thought for improving her program and how she involves staff & students is awe-inspiring.
I thought her fourth bullet, "I’ve observed an increasing number of students this year who seem resistant to taking advantage of class time to work on a project." particularly interesting since I have observed this as well when supervising in an LMC. Naturally, since school is an opportunity to meet daily, students like to socialize and may choose to procrastinate. When resources are available 24/7 there is less pressure to do work during school time even though there are teachers and school librarians to offer guidance and help.
Buffy has impressive goals and action steps planned. What is exciting is that she has announced a forthcoming Shift in her program! Buffy will share this initiative with us in a blog later this week. I can't wait to see where she is going. Thank you, Buffy, for being willing to share with all of us so that we can learn and possibly reassess our programs too.
I wonder if Buffy uses the AASL Planning Guide online program assessment tool?