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Why You Need Your School Librarian | Kentucky Teacher

Why You Need Your School Librarian | Kentucky Teacher | The Ischool library learningland | 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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The Candid Librarian: Advocacy

The Candid Librarian: Advocacy | The Ischool library learningland | 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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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 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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