Standard I. School library media coordinators demonstrate leadership.
Element a. School library media coordinators lead in the school library media center and media program to support student success.
Element b. School library media coordinators lead in their schools.
Element c. School library media coordinators advocate for effective media programs.
Element d. School library media coordinators demonstrate high ethical standards.
NCSLMA Board Member – President Elect
In May of 2017, I ran for President Elect of NCSLMA. This position was the beginning of three year term that includes serving as President and Past-President. President Elect goes to both ALA conferences, leads professional development across the state, and plans the conference.
NCSLMA Board Member – Advocacy & Governance Section Chair
I was asked to serve as the Advocacy & Governance Section Chair for 2015-2016 Executive Board. This was especially exciting because I’d been an emerging leader the year before and wanted to be able to serve at a higher level. It has been difficult at times to balance this extra work.
My major project for my first year has been to develop a revised Emerging Leader Program. My second year saw this project to fruition, and I began recruiting new leadership for this section. One of the wonderful things about being on the board is that I get to work closely with librarians that I would never have even met otherwise. Another highlight was National Library Legislation Day. I as able to go to Washington DC to advocate for school libraries with NC federal representatives. I continued in this role through the 2016-17 year.
Emerging Leaders – NCSLMA
I was honored to be chosen for the first cohort of Emerging Leaders for North Carolina School Library Media Association during the 2013-14 school year. This group met together virtually and in person throughout the year. We had mentor librarians that we spoke with regularly. We developed projects and worked on innovative ideas like flipped classrooms.
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