School Libraries Worldwide
Building beginning teachers' resilience may contribute to increasing teacher retention in the early years, in turn improving student academic achievement. School librarians contribute to developing teaching skills by mentoring new teachers. This qualitative study of first to third year teachers and school librarians investigated the contributions that school librarians made in building resilience of beginning teachers through a focus group of new teachers and interviews of school librarians. Findings show that school librarians may contribute to early career teacher resilience, especially during the first days of school, by encouraging perseverance, providing nourishment and empathy, and offering the library as a resource, especially for research
Original Publication Citation
Soulen, R. R., & Wine, L. D. (2018). Building resilience in new and beginning teachers: Contributions of school librarians. School Libraries Worldwide, 24(2), 80-91. doi:10.14265.24.2.006
Soulen, Rita Reinsel and Wine, Lois Diane, "Building Resilience in New and Beginning Teachers: Contributions of School Librarians" (2018). Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications. 74.