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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Why You Need Your School Librarian | Kentucky Teacher

Why You Need Your School Librarian | Kentucky Teacher | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"School librarians have the resources, training and knowledge to help us make those meaningful connections between the Common Core Standards and our students’ interests and lives."

Kimberly Shearer, an English teacher at Boone County High School, was named the 2012 Teacher of the Year on Oct. 18, 2011.

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On the Spectrum: Reducing library access is wrong move - Lake County Record-Bee

"Exposure to news media at my high school library helped me to become engaged with my community. Fiction and non-fiction books at elementary and high school libraries promoted recreational reading and the chance to explore subjects and interests that appealed to me.How much more information is accessible to students in an unending barrage; librarians promote information literacy so that students become knowledgeable consumers.

Students who are left to fend for themselves in navigating information options will be placed at a disadvantage. Students on the wrong side of the digital divide, without access to information on the Internet, will be disadvantaged all-the-more."

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Students thank the community in a new video message

Students thank the community in a new video message | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Keeping school libraries open, served by certificated teacher librarians.

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Parents must speak up to save school libraries - Shore News Today

Janet Yunghans..."In my experience as an educator of 29 years, I have observed first-hand that a library without a librarian is a closed library. Without a librarian, there is no one to maintain and build the collection, support the teaching staff, order and process new materials, and keep the collection up to date. The most important job of a good librarian is to share their love of books and help create a lifelong habit of reading in young minds.


There is a wealth of research that shows that quality school library programs under the direction of a certified/licensed school librarian results in higher levels of academic achievement as evidenced by improved standardized reading and writing test scores. At a time when schools are striving to pass state testing, one would think that the schools would be working to strengthen their library programs by every means possible."

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White House Petition – The Response

“School libraries do much more than house books and store data: a school library can broaden the horizon of learning for students and link them with communities and experiences far beyond their own classroom and community."

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Canadian Library Association Disturbed by Cuts to School Libraries ...

Canadian Library Association Disturbed by Cuts to School Libraries ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Canadian Library Association Disturbed by Cuts to School Libraries. Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/04/12.

 

Media reports indicate that 41 school librarians will no longer have jobs as of 30 June. And by extension, hundreds of students in the region will no longer have access to qualified staff in their school libraries.

 

Information and digital literacy skills are increasingly crucial for students to succeed in their academic pursuits and in future employment, and to become informed and engaged citizens. School librarians serve an essential function in providing leadership and support within schools to ensure that students can acquire these skills.

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Think outside the book | Library and Information Week May 2012

Think outside the book | Library and Information Week May 2012 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In May every year, libraries and information services throughout Australia showcase their many and varied resources and services through different programs and events targeted to a cross-section of the community. The week provides the opportunity to introduce new services and professional skills to the community, and to publicly canvas issues of importance to the provision of library and information services in Australia. Library and Information Week will be held from 20 - 26 May 2012. We are delighted to announce that the 2012 Library and Information Week theme is Think Outside the Book.

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School Library Month April 2012 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Library Month April 2012 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career.

 

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Libraries in Action! School library leaders featured each month.

Libraries in Action! School library leaders featured each month. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A new feature on CDE's Highly Effective School Library web page is that each month, there will be featured school libraries of the month. Now, you can see what different school library leaders are doing.
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Our school library - AASL Advocacy Tip of the Day

First, try to say “our school library” or “your [meaning the students'] library,” rather than “MY library,” which sounds like the space and resources belong to the librarian. However, keep emphasizing that YOU as the librarian are ...
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Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians from CASL

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians from CASL | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

We believe that School Librarians are uniquely qualified to teach to and assist in the implementation of the new standards; they are 21st Century skills experts.

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CASL Launches New Advocacy Site! « Calling All School Librarians!

CASL Launches New Advocacy Site! « Calling All School Librarians! | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We've launched a great new website to help school librarians advocate in a positive manner to save and support school libraries. The CASL Survive and Thrive website provides tools to educate and inform stakeholders about ...
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We Want Full Time Teacher Librarians! — Support School Libraries

We Want Full Time Teacher Librarians! — Support School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
An Elementary Student's Plea I go to West Woods Elementary and love my library! Mrs. Bader (our teacher librarian) has taught me and everyone else at our school so much! And I have checked out at least 100 books.
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How to Use Pinterest for Your Library | VOYA

How to Use Pinterest for Your Library | VOYA | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Jennifer Rummel June 2012 Have you heard about the newest social media craze Pinterest?

Great idea to have a dedicated Library Pinterest Board as a way to promote and advocate what your library has to offer. So many good ideas suggested here.

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The need to shift and widen school library advocacy efforts - Gary Hartzell

For more than twenty years, school librarians have focused the largest portion of their advocacy efforts on individual principals, superintendents, and board members, struggling to convince them that libraries should be integral and institutionalized elements of K-12 education. It hasn’t worked.


Libraries and librarians remain frighteningly vulnerable to cuts, even elimination, in schools everywhere. These individualized field-based advocacy efforts may have forestalled greater disaster, but they have not and cannot by themselves make libraries and librarians secure in our schools.


To do that librarians need to widen their advocacy efforts and give priority to two new targets: (1) the educational administration (Ed Ad) professors who shape beginning administrators’ perceptions and values and (2) the professional associations that have a powerful influence on how administrators approach their work challenges once they are in the field. In effect, this widening represents a shift from battling for current school leaders’ support to preemptively conditioning the next generation of administrators to support libraries as they take up their new responsibilities.

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School Libraries and the ESEA | why YOU should care and what YOU can do!

School Libraries and the ESEA | why YOU should care and what YOU can do! | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), along with the American Library Association’s Office for Library Advocacy and the Washington Office, is asking that every single person in the country who cares about libraries contact their U.S. Senators

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Teacher Librarian Leadership Award Winners Announced

Teacher Librarian Leadership Award Winners Announced | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Bowie, MD—April 17—The winners of the first annual Teacher Librarian Leadership Awards for significant contributions to the field have been announced by the editors of Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals. Dr. David Loertscher, co-editor of the journal, said these individuals “have shown visionary leadership in the Learning Commons concept and innovation in 21st –century learning.

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Essential Advocacy Readings for Distribution During School Library Month

Essential Advocacy Readings for Distribution During School Library Month | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Need some ideas for school library advocacy readings to pass along to school community members, legislators, and other invested parties during School Library Month? Try these recent publications.
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The Unsung Heroes in our Schools

The Unsung Heroes in our Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In our schools today, there are many Mrs. Spicers, teachers who work away from the spotlight, going about the business of inspiring their students to aspire to greatness. This is especially true of our school librarians....And as we celebrate National Library Week, it is important that we recognize the importance of school librarians.

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Joint Project IFLA School Libraries and Resource Centers Section and International Association of School Librarianship | IFLA

Joint Project IFLA School Libraries and Resource Centers Section and International Association of School Librarianship | IFLA | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The Joint Committee of the IFLA Section of SLRC and IASL is delighted to announce that the Joint Committee has been awarded funding by the Professional Committee of IFLA for year one of a two-year project to develop a module of training materials for school library advocacy titled "School Libraries on the Agenda."

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The Candid Librarian: Advocacy

The Candid Librarian: Advocacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
But is that really advocacy? I think it is, because I tend to believe that if you have a program that others in your school see as valuable, than you are advocating for yourself. Your program should speak for itself.
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NY Schools Need School Librarians

This video features three leaders in the school library field who speak to the importance of certified school librarians in New York schools.
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School libraries under threat - ABC Online (blog)

School libraries under threatABC Online (blog)Steve spoke to Toni Leigh, President of the School Library Association of Queensland and Julie Grantham, Director General of the Department of Education and Training.
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Library Marketing Toolkit: Children Enthralled with Spokesperson

Library Marketing Toolkit: Children Enthralled with Spokesperson | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
... web-based toolkit to share some of the best marketing ideas anywhere. And many are being put in place by libraries across North Carolina. ... Telling The Story · Advocacy - It's Happening in NC. ► November (1).
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School Libraries Matter | Why do you love your library?

In celebration of October being International School Library Month, this video presents students' response to the question, "Why do you ...youtube.com...
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