ETL401 – Topic 6

Standard

Library & Time Management

How can the TL make decisions about devoting time to aspects of library management:

  • Collaboration: Be a working member of a team, knowing when it would be more effective to work with another team member (Gilman, 2007, Introduction section, para. 3)
  • Be a good listener, listen to other staff members, students and parents (Gilman, 2007, Openness section, para. 10)
  • Be open-minded and flexible (willing to experiment)
  • Communicate with other members of the school learning community regularly, using different formats e.g. formal, informal face-to-face, email, library website, blog or wiki
  • Make time to plan the days activities (10 minutes a day). Using diary or making a list of things to do (“Effective time management”, ca. 2013, Zone 2 section, para. 2)
  • Be realistic – plan for distractions and interruptions (“Effective time management”, ca. 2013, Zone 2 section, para. 4)
  • Be realistic – know when “good enough is good enough” (“Effective time management”, ca. 2013, Unperfect section, para. 1)

References

Effective time management for teachers. (ca. 2013). Retrieved from http://www.time-management-success.com/time-management-for-teachers.html

Gilman, T. (2007). The four habits of highly effective librarians. In The chronicles of higher education. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/The-Four-Habits-of-Highly-E/46544/

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