Moreillon, J. (2014, December / 2015, January). Collaborative relationships with principals. School Library Monthly, 31(3), 27-28.
Summary. In this brief article, Moreillon speaks directly to school librarians about the importance of establishing positive collaborative relationships with school principals. Both descriptive and prescriptive in its content, Moreillon’s article offers an introduction to the ways in which such relationships can (a) enrich a school’s learning and teaching ecosystem and (b) develop the professional experience and expertise of school librarians and principals.
Evaluation. While we spend a great deal of time considering collaborative relationships between classroom teachers and teacher librarians, Moreillon’s article reminds us that such relationships are often predicated on or shaped by the institutional framework developed or implemented by school principals. Moreillon’s article provides a useful introduction to understanding the ways in which teacher librarians can carve out and/or develop their niche within a school’s learning and teaching ecosystem by working proactively with school-level administrators. Also, it is worth noting that this article speaks to the Cutting Edge E (Expertise and Leadership) component of the LIITE model.