I’ve just been reading ‘The connected library’ by Suzette Boyd (Utopia Press 2006) which I would recommend highly to teacher librarians (TLs – or whatever your title is in your country). Ms Boyd’s humour is a feature of this book – it starts with a quote from Monty Python about libraries – but it is a thought-provoking and challenging text as it asks TLs to reconsider their role in the school and is especially good on aspects of marketing and promoting the library and the use of the school library website as a tool to engage students and staff.
The second book is by Joyce Valenza ‘Super searchers go to school’ (Information Today 2005) in which Joyce interviews an array of teacher librarianship experts such as Kathy Schrock, Pam Berger and Peter Milbury about how they view themselves as searchers but also what strategies they might employ to improve the searching (and overall information literacy) capabilities of today’s students. Not to be read in one sitting as it would appear repetitive but very worthwhile dipping into. Joyce’s blog is an excellent source for teacher librarianship students and practitioners.