In chapter two of Winzenried’s (2010) book, the author argued that teacher-librarians should lead from the middle, with a proactive attitude that looks for opportunities to constantly change and improve. I was persuaded to establish and maintain quality relationships with authority, which provided the springboard for collaboration and influence. The author failed, however to explain the title of the chapter ‘Manager or leader’.
Winzenried provided further elaboration of the leadership qualities that were portrayed in the previous chapter, without giving attention to the manager role. Is the definition important? Is the distinction significant to the role of the teacher-librarian?