The Path to Collaboration: Making It Happen
This course is designed to help school librarians identify and analyze the factors that contribute to successful collaboration with teachers. Topics covered include: the culture of the school, the role of the school librarian, qualities of successful leaders, and the various facets of the collaboration process. School librarians will learn what to bring to the collaboration table and how to develop and initiate an action plan to encourage teachers to join them.
Identify the factors that influence collaboration efforts
Develop and articulate a vision for the library media center that enhances collaboration
Evaluate individual personality traits and leadership skills to discover areas for growth
Assess individual curriculum development competencies
Formulate a collaboration action plan
Marilyn Heath has been a teacher and school librarian for twenty-three years. She earned her MLIS from the University of South Carolina in 1989 and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a major in Curriculum and Instruction in 1999. She achieved National Board certification in 2003.
Marilyn has presented and written extensively. Her first book, Electronic Portfolios: A Guide to Professional Development and Assessment (Linworth, 2004), was selected as the Association of Educational Publishers 2005 winner of the Distinguished Achievement Award for a professional development book. Her second book, MLA Made Easy: Citation Basics for Beginners, will be a fall 2009 Linworth publication.
- $99 for AASL members
- $149 for ALA members
- $225 for non-members
- $99 for retired AASL members
- $75 for student AASL members
AASL Refund/Cancellation Policy
Space in AASL’s e-Academy courses is limited. Registration cancellations can be made through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), in writing and postmarked or faxed seven days prior to the course to allow time for another to fill the seat. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. Please mail registration cancellations to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS, Online CE Registration, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or fax to (312) 280-1538.