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Twitter / gabbbbbbbyd: I love my school. Free Starbucks ...

Twitter / gabbbbbbbyd: I love my school. Free Starbucks ... | Advocate for Your School Library | Scoop.it
I love my school. Free Starbucks coffee, cookies, and brownies for a study break in the library during finals #hpu http://t.co/Wj8qaHukCm
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Interesting way to help students and change the perception of the school library!

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**UPDATED: Rock Star Advocacy

Using GREAT practice and a focus on student learning to prove your worth in tough economic times.

Via Rick Budding
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Good reminders about what the LMS can do to advocate for him or herself.

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AASL School Library Month - Community Gallery

A picture says 1,000 words…and these pictures say words in support of school librarians and school library programs


Via Karen Bonanno
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Quotes from the famous about how wonderful school libraries really are.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 2, 2013 6:30 PM

Quotable quotes for you to share.

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Working Together Is Working Smarter | Sustained Collaboration

Working Together Is Working Smarter | Sustained Collaboration | Advocate for Your School Library | Scoop.it

A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators. Additionally, school librarians not only participate in but deliver professional development to peers, educators and staff in their schools.


Via Karen Bonanno
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Informative infographic showing how collaboration with colleagues helps to advocate for the LMS's role in the school.

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Anne McLean's curator insight, April 10, 2013 10:46 PM

Teacher Libraians should work with the Head Teachers of Teaching and Learning.  Unfortunately this does not happen in reality.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 11, 2013 11:34 AM

How do we get administrators to catch on to this?

Carey Leahy's curator insight, April 12, 2013 7:58 AM

Teachers & teacher librarians collaborating to achieve curriculum goals has to be the 'smart' way.

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Springfield Township HS Library Annual Report 2011

2010/2011 Report
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Superb annula school library report to showcase what Joyce Valenza does in a year! What a great model to use to advocate for your own library media center!

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AASL_infographic.pdf

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Great infographic and resources from AASL about how school libraries assist with building student achievement.

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Advocate for Your School Library | Scoop.it

We love Teacher Librarians! This infographic is created by Mia MacMeekin.


Via Glenda Morris, Karen Bonanno
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Look at all that school librarians do!

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:23 PM

The Librarian...the most diversified teacher of all!

Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:14 PM

Great for the library website!

Ana María Correa's curator insight, February 25, 10:59 AM

A really lovely infographic that brings it all home...

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School library infographics: research and advocacy — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

School library infographics: research and advocacy — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Advocate for Your School Library | Scoop.it
School library infographics: research and advocacy — NeverEndingSearch http://t.co/NP2SFuktcB
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Great infographics to show the importance of school librarians!

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The Library Marketing Toolkit

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A website full of ideas and techniques to help you market your library successfully.

Via Judi Repman
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Insight as to what people like/do not like about the library.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:56 AM

add your insight...

 

Amy Barr's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:22 AM

Learning Hub

Carey Leahy's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:39 PM

. . . to be investigated further . . .

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Something to Shout About: New research shows that more librarians means higher reading scores

Something to Shout About: New research shows that more librarians means higher reading scores | Advocate for Your School Library | Scoop.it

Via Rick Budding
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NAEP Reading Scores data shows that libraries make a difference.

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Students Don't Want to Lose Their School Libraries

Some letters that students wrote telling BESE what they thought about the revisions to Bulletin 741 that would allow school administrators to eliminate school libraries. The students were given a writing prompt to write a persuasive letter explaining why they want to keep their school libraries opened with a certified librarian at the helm.


Via Karen Bonanno
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Students share their feelings about what the library means to them.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:07 PM

Thank you students from Patrick Taylor Science and Technology Academy.  Also good examples of persuasive text ;-)

Audrey Nay's curator insight, April 7, 2013 6:28 AM

Student power using persuasive writing techniques for authentic purpose.  

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The Educators' Spin On It: Tips for Using the Library with Kids {After School Link Up}

The Educators' Spin On It: Tips for Using the Library with Kids {After School Link Up} | Advocate for Your School Library | Scoop.it
Tips for Using the Library with Kids {After School Link Up}
http://t.co/MbZDoWTyEp
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Great resources to use to advocate to parents!

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The Unquiet Library Annual Report 2011, Part 1

The Unquiet Library Annual Report 2011, Part 1 | Advocate for Your School Library | Scoop.it
I'm happy to share with you the first part of my annual library report that I created in Microsoft Word.  Each media center in our district is mandated to submit an annual report; in the past, we s...
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Good model of an annual school library report to help showcase what Buffy Hamilton does all year! Use the idea to showcase what you do as a LMS!

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Teacher Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...
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Helpful video showing what school librarians can do.

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What should an Administrator expect a School Library Media Specialist to be

What should an Administrator expect a School Library Media Specialist to be | Advocate for Your School Library | Scoop.it

What should an Administrator expect a School Library Media Specialist to be?


Via Glenda Morris, R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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Great infographic that shows the many roles a school librarian has. Great tool to post or share with an administrator.

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