These people, Hartzell argues, are the folks that CAN have the greatest influence on the new school administrators being created, and thus affect their leadership views on teacher-librarians, school library, and the key roles both play in every school.
Of course, this is not without its drawbacks either.
Nevertheless, there is great merit to his argument. And as my fall project, I will begin to undertake steps toward researching these suggestions and avenues; discussions with teacher-librarian professors and instructors, and then attempt to broaden the discussion as connections are formed toward the teachers of our educational administrators.
I mean, what other choices do we have…?
If you would like a copy of the Hartzell paper (I don’t have it posted anywhere online) please leave a comment or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll forward it along.
If you are a teacher-librarian or concerned with the fate of school libraries in Canada then it is well worth the brief and enlightening read.