How does Colvin’s article relate to School libraries?

Colvin’s article was an interesting look at management and people for me. In particular I liked the point made that management is a human art and that managers will find great success through taking advantage of people’s ability to ‘create, judge, imagine, and build relationships’. (Colvin, 2000) Working in a successful library, and managing a successful library will involve building strong relationships with the entire school community. Being a successful manager in a library will require creativity and imagination so as to also utilise the skills of others within the school community. The key too is to ensure that as a manager, change is sought and embraced as the pace of advancement is so fast.



Another beginning

I’m a bit apprehensive about this new subject and the group work element that is involved. I find that when there is group work to complete I become concerned that I may not be as able as the others to complete the tasks and I’m conscious that I don’t want to let anyone down. I am aware though that in working as a TL there is group work every step of the way, and so it is important to embrace it and work through the fears.