By Deborah D. Levitov
School libraries offer a necessary carrier to the group, yet with no right investment few libraries stand an opportunity to take care of the assets they offer—or to outlive in any respect. university librarians can play an instrumental function within the survival in their courses. This how-to publication presents tuition librarians with powerful advocacy and activism innovations for selling and bettering their library programs.
Activism and the varsity Librarian: instruments for Advocacy and Survival deals ordinary, useful ways for growing advocacy courses. This guidebook examines the features for turning into an recommend, explores the which means of advocacy/activism as an attempt that's ongoing and proactive, and gives the stairs required for beginning a winning application. The individuals tackle a number of the forms of advocacy and activism, together with legislative advocacy on the neighborhood, country, and nationwide degrees; tuition and district point courses; and community-based projects. The ebook comprises specialist recommendation from winning advocates and offers valuable reproducible tools.
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Part of the outreach included making connections to local animal shelters and the community NASCAR raceway complex. The extension of this library-based program was far reaching; it enriched student Taking a Proactive Stance 31 experiences, promoted reading, provided meaningful discussions, and involved the community. Advocates emerged from these connections as local businesses owners understood the importance of the school library and saw links to their business interests and needs. Developing community connections is a starting point when building a proactive advocacy plan and becomes easier to identify with practice.
8 (May/June 2012): 48–49. Fredrick. Kathy. ” School Library Monthly 28, no. 3 (December 2011): 23–25. 26 Activism and the School Librarian Harada, Violet H. ” School Library Media Activities Monthly 23, no. 3 (November 2006): 25–30. Harada, Violet H. ” School Library Media Activities Monthly 24, no. 3 (November 2007): 21–25. Harada, Violet H. ” School Library Monthly 26, no. 10 (June 2010): 13–15. Logan, Debra Kay. “Being Heard . . ” School Library Media Activities Monthly 23, no. 1 (September 2006): 46–48.
Teaching and Learning • • • • the appendix, page 100, for the chart “Use This Page: Designing Learning for Evidence-Based Practice” (Pappas 2008, 2, 19–23). Pappas also describes many approaches to assessment, such as student logs, checklists, rating scales, organizers, matrices, concept maps, webs, and rubrics (2007, 22). The information gathered provides evidence of learning; “Used in conjunction with the evidence gathered by classroom teachers, library media specialists can show how the library media program supports the content standards and student achievement” (Pappas 2007, 24).
Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival by Deborah D. Levitov