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In the June 1994 High School Magazine (a relatively new (4th issue)
magazine put out by NASSP, and as part of the membership for, and I
quote, "principals, assistant principals, and all high school leaders"),
there is an article entitled "The Care and Maintenance of the School
Library/Media Specialist" written by Susan Bates Johnson, a librarian at
Central High School in Aberdeen, S. Dak.    Although the role
descriptions that she uses omit and/or weaken the (I believe) crucial teaching
role of the high school librarian (her roles are those of WAREHOUSING,
suggestions for the role that the high school administrator has in
ensuring the success of the library media program are excellent.  There
are 6 points on exactly how the administrator should be involved and
what his/her expectations should be of the program.   A good
discussion-starter to be attached to a monthly report with a request for
a follow-up meeting to discuss in depth.   (p. 28-30)

Gail Dickinson
Union-Endicott Central School District
Endicott, NY 13760
                      "a wild patience has taken me this far"
                           --Integrity (Adrienne Rich)


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