Advancing the Learning Community to Achieve School Goals

 

Advancing Learning Community

The ultimate goal of the library learning commons is improved student achievement through the refining of instruction for essential literacy, research and inquiry and communication skills. As such, it is also a key to building opportunities for student learning and innovation to be demonstrated, shared and showcased. Forming a team to lead the learning commons is an effective way to intentionally plan for and assess the success of the goals of this learning space. Strong leadership for the learning commons is vital to ensure sustainability and attainment of school, district and provincial/territorial student learning goals and outcomes.

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Planning for School ImprovementLibrary Learning Commons (LLC) leadership team ensures that collections, facilities and programs are guided by school, district and provincial/territorial policies.
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LLC leadership team designs programs to support school improvement plans.
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LLC leadership team develops clear goals to align programs with school goals and share and showcase teaching and learning achievement.
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LLC leadership team develops and implements school improvement initiatives that are a model for future-oriented learning.
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Principal Collaborative RolePrincipals support or initiate LLC development to build a collaborative learning community.
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Principals ensure that all teachers have opportunity to work collaboratively.
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Principals encourage all teachers to work collaboratively with LLC staff to utilize programs, spaces, resources and technologies for learning.
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Principals are advocates and ambassadors for advancing the LLC.
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Teacher-Librarian Collaborative RoleTeacher-librarian/LLC teacher works with LC leadership team to assess usage of LLC and alignment with school improvement goals.
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Teacher-librarian/LLC teacher develops short and long range plans for facilities and program growth with the LLC leadership team to facilitate school improvement goals.
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Teacher-librarian prepares and digitally shares reports/action research to document progress and aid in budget and staffing allocation and succession planning.
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Teacher-librarian leads collaborative site based research on the impact of the LLC.
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Teacher Collaborative RoleTeachers advocate for the LLC to meet the literacy and information needs of all learners.
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Teachers co-plan learning experiences with teacher-librarian using LLC print and digital resources, spaces, technologies and teaching expertise to address differentiated learning.
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Teachers co-plan, teach and assess learning experiences with teacher-librarian using LLC learning environment to focus on learning to learn skills and strategies.
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Teachers co-plan with teacher-librarian for school-wide learner led approaches to inquiry.
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Support Staff Collaborative RoleSupport staff in school or working centrally at the district level, help LLC leadership team develop and manage collections and facilities in the LLC.
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Support staff in school or working centrally at the district level, work with LLC leadership team to manage online databases and subscription resources in the LLC.
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Support staff in school or working centrally at the district level work with teacher-librarians to implement collection development policies and procedures in the LLC.
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Support staff in school or working centrally at the district level work with teacher-librarians to create and analyze circulation and usage reports from the LLC.
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District Administration and Consultant Collaborative RoleDistrict administration and library consultants collaborate to develop best learning environments in LLC to support curriculum.
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District administration and library consultants collaborate to develop supports to enable LLC transformations for learning success.
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District administration and library consultants collaborate with other specialist consultants to ensure that all disciplines utilize the LLC.
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District administration and library consultants collaborate with other district, provincial, and national education leaders to build LLC capacity.
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