JAPAN

Principal Instrument 2

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To be completed by the School Principal



Part A: Perception Factors


Please identify how much attention you give to each item at present using the scale:
A Lot - Some - Little - None - Cannot Comment.

Then identify how much attention you would like to give each item
in the future again using the scale:
A Lot - Some - Little - None - Cannot Comment.

1. I advocate and facilitate the development of an information literate school community.
Present:       Future: 

2. I ensure that the attainment of information literacy is part of the school plan.
Present:       Future: 

3. I encourage and facilitate the professional development of staff.
Present:       Future: 

4. I understand and advocate the role of the school librarian (as per ministry/system policies) in the
     school's instructional program.
Present:       Future: 

5. I demonstrate support for collaboration among the school librarian and teaching staff.
Present:       Future: 

6. I ensure that the school library resource centre objectives reflect school goals.
Present:       Future: 

7. I ensure that the school librarian has an appropriate allocation of support staff.
Present:       Future: 

8. I allocate adequate, flexible time for the school librarian to administer the library resource centre.
Present:      Future: 

9. I encourage the teaching staff to involve themselves in the development of library resource centre
        policies and programs.
Present:       Future: 

10. I encourage the teaching staff to invest time in cooperatively planning and teaching with the
        school librarian.
Present:      Future: 

11. I encourage and facilitate the professional development of teaching staff to enhance their
        understanding and use of information technology.
Present:       Future: 

12. I inform new staff about the importance of collaborating with the school librarian.
Present:       Future: 

13. I support the development of a resource collection that is current and relevant to the
        curriculum needs of the school.
Present:      Future: 

14. I encourage staff debate about information policy.
Present:       Future: 

15. I ensure that significant funding is allocated to the library resource centre budget.
Present:       Future: 

16. I actively seek outside school funding possibilities that can be used to supplement the
        library resource centre budget.
Present:       Future: 

17. I engage in regular and timely communication with the school librarian.
Present:       Future: 

18. I visit the library resource centre to observe the work of the school librarian.
Present:       Future: 

19. I encourage the school librarian to debate and justify current practice.
Present:       Future: 

20. I ask questions of the school librarian about teaching and learning.
Present:      Future: 

21. I rely on the school librarian to keep me abreast of developments that affect his/her role.
Present:       Future: 

22. I seek advice from the school librarian with respect to issues of whole school information
        management.
Present:      Future: 

23. I encourage the school librarian to take risks.
Present:      Future: 

24. I encourage teachers to employ a wide range of information resources in their teaching
        programs.
Present:       Future: 

25. I encourage the school librarian to take a leadership role in the development and
        maintenance of a school wide information skills continuum.
Present:      Future: 

26. I work with the school librarian to develop his/her personal professional development plan.
Present:      Future: 

27. I advocate that the school librarian be a member of key school committees to tap into
        his/her expertise and schoolwide perspective.
Present:      Future:  

28. I encourage teachers to incorporate the learning and use of a range of information skills
        into their teaching programs and to assess process skills as well as content.
Present:       Future: 

29. I provide time release and funding to the school librarian to undertake ongoing professional
        development.
Present:      Future: 

30. When the school librarian is not represented on a key committee I ensure that the needs
        of the library resource centre are addressed.
Present:      Future: 

31. I seek feedback from staff about their impressions of the quality of library resource centre
        services.
Present:      Future: 


Part B: Belief Factors


Please indicate the strength of your belief for each of these items using the scale:
Strongly Agree - Agree - Disagree - Strongly Disagree - Cannot Comment.


32. I believe that the school librarian should be a key player in the school's information literacy
        programs.
I: 

33. I believe that a school librarian ought to have a qualification in education and librarianship.
I: 

34. I believe school librarians ought to be appointed according to a merit selection process.
I: 

35. Should an unqualified school librarian be appointed to my school, I would expect that
        s/he undertake a specialist qualification in school librarianship.
I: 

36. I expect the school librarian to spend all of his/her day in the library resource centre.
I: 

37. I believe that staff development plans should address the development of teachersí
        information literacy.
I:  

38. I believe that the school librarian should be timetabled to cover classroom teachers'
        relief from face-to-face time.
I: 

39. I identify the school librarian as an information technology (IT) leader in the school.
I: 

40. I believe that the school librarian should provide a flexible timetable that best meets the
        needs of individual students, groups, and whole classes.
I: 

41. I believe that Internet access should be available through the library resource centre.
I: 

42. I believe that students should have individual access to the library resource centre during
        class time.
I:  

43. I believe that the principal should supervise the school librarian.
I: 

44. I believe that the school librarian should provide appropriate inservicing to the teaching staff.
I: 

45. I believe it is important that principals act as role models and mentors to staff who are
        reticent about the appropriate instructional use of information technology.
I: 

46. I believe that cooperative planning and teaching should occur in the classroom as well as
        in the library resource centre.
I: 

47. When the school librarian is absent, I believe that it is necessary to fill his/her position with
        a suitably qualified replacement.
I: 

48. I believe that school librarians should be supported to achieve Advanced Skills Teacher
        (AST) status and appropriate executive positions.
I: 

49. My acceptance of the school librarian's professional judgement relates directly to his/her
        credibility.
I: 

50. I believe that I am well placed to judge the school librarianís professional competence.
I: 


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