"As program administrator, the teacher librarian ensures that all members of the learning community have access to resources that meet a variety of needs and interests. The implementation of a successful school library program requires the collaborative development of a program mission, strategic plan, and policies, as well as the effective management of staff, the program budget, and the physical and virtual spaces. The teacher librarian also addresses broader educational issues with other educators in the building, at the district level, and at the professional association level" ((AASL, 2009).
A task force convened by the Iowa Dept of Education and the State Library of Iowa developed an audit form to provide assistance to school districts, administrators, and teacher librarians as they plan for programming to comply with legislation requirements - Iowa Administrative Code Rule 281-12.2(256) -
Click the title for access to Clayton Ridge's completed audit form to assist with this District's attempt to comply with Iowa Legislative Requirements regarding the school library program.
Clayton Ridge Library Program Plan & Policy Manual
Good school library programs help students learn and support teachers teaching. The best school library programs are centers for learning within their schools. The development of this long term library program plan and the policies within are to share with the school community the school library program’s vision. A vision which aligns with district goals for continuous improvement and illustrates how teacher librarians play an essential part in the instructional program for each school. This plan establishes for stakeholders that there is deliberate and intentional library services in place to meet the current and future needs of this school community. This blueprint has been created to establish support for administrators, teachers, students and parents within the school community as well as provide constructs for the work of this school library program to best support student learning and achievement. Click the title to access Clayton Ridge's Long Term Library Plan documentation.