Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association Conference - June 11, 2015


Title: Kids + Libraries = Learning


Presenter: Judi Moreillon, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, Denton




Description: State-certified school librarians are classroom teachers who wanted to add new knowledge and skills to their classroom teacher toolkits and earn Master's degrees so they could increase their sphere of influence in their schools. Learn how you and your school librarian can work together to reach capacity in your school.


PowerPoint Slides (.pdf files):  Moreillon_Kids_+_Libraries_=_Learning_TEPSA_2015_Final.pdf



"Please Bury Me in the Learning Commons" by Lucy N. (Linked and shared with permission)


Lucy's Poem: Please Bury Me in the Learning Commons.pdf




Third-grade Teacher Judy Pickeral's Testimonial


Additional Classroom Teacher Testimonials



"Principals Know: School Librarians Are the Heart of the School" (Temporary: Elementary principal only video in production)



American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner


TEKS Alignment Wiki: Texas school librarians have aligned the ELA-R K-12 standards with the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and have published peer-reviewed lesson plan aligned with both sets of standards on the wiki. Link to the Lesson Plans.


What Every Principal Should Know about Evaluating the School Library Program (wiki)


 (pdf) School Librarian Self-Evaluation/Principal Evaluation based on the five roles: leader, instructional partner, information specialist, teacher, and program administrator.


Additional Resources:

Fontichiaro, K., Moreillon, J., & Abilock, D. (2009). Our student learning responsibilities and the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers: How do school librarians fit in?. Knowledge Quest, 38(2), 70-72.


LaGarde, J. (2015). Open Letter to Principals (Before You Hire a New School Librarian). The Adventures of Library Girl Blog. May 26, 2015.


Lance, K. C., Rodney, M. J., & Hamilton-Pennell, C. Powerful libraries make powerful learners: The Illinois study. (2005). Available online at:


Loertscher, D. V. (2014). Collaboration and coteaching. Teacher Librarian, 42(2): 8-19. Available online at:


Moreillon, J. (2009). Reading and the library program: An expanded role for 21st-Century SLMS. Knowledge Quest, 38(2), 24-31.


Moreillon, J. (2013). Leadership: School librarian evaluationSchool Library Monthly, 30(2). 24-25, 59.


Moreillon, J. (2014). Collaborative relationships with principalsSchool Library Monthly, 31(3). 27-28.


Moreillon, J. (2014). Inquiry learning and reading comprehension strategy instruction: Processes that go hand in handKnowledge Quest, 43(2), E1-E4.


Samuelson, T. (2015). The teacher-librarian/administrator relationship. Connected


Senge, P., Cambron-McCabe, N., Lucas, T., Smith, B., Dutton, J., and Kleiner, A. (2012). Schools that learn: A fifth discipline fieldbook for educators, parents, and everyone who cares about education. New York: Crown Business. Re-print of title published in 2000.


Turner, D., & White, M. (2015). From media specialist to digital literacy leadersSchool Administrator (May). AASA, the School Superintendents Association.



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