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The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

LIBRARIES CHANGE LIVES Presidential Initiative of Barbara Stripling, ALA 2013-2014 One important goal area in ALA’s 2015 strategic plan is Transforming Libraries.

Libraries Changed My Life | A Platform for Patron Advocates

4-17-13 School Board Presentation: Librarians Integral to Student Achievement

The 7 Critical Services All Libraries Should Offer - Edudemic

Community literacy efforts linked to jump in children's books checked out from Kalamazoo Public Library

Family Literacy Night event stresses importance of literacy in childhood

How your phone can help you turn into a super library advocate by Ted Wegner

Visibility Is A Synonym For Advocacy-Guest post by Margaux DelGuidice on EasyBib's Educator Bog.

New Book- Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival, Deborah D. Levitov, Editor

2009-2010 President Camila Alire’s initiative – Libraries: the Heart of All Communities – focuses on practical tools to help frontline library staff identify those opportunities to advocate for the value of libraries and their own value on a daily basis.  The toolkits were created by frontline public, school, academic and special librarians with those specific audiences in mind.

Something to consider: How can we truly demonstrate our value to our communities beyond our physical/virtual space? How can we demonstrate our value in our school district beyond our library walls?! School Library Advocacy “Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.” Curated by Karen Bonanno

"Make Some Noise!" blog, Guest Post:Visibility Works! by Sara Kelly Johns with guest Rebecca Ekstrom. Rebecca uses Animoto videos to show evidence of the difference a school librarian makes for students and to document what learning look likes. Take a look at her videos. Do others know what you do in your library? Animoto is an easy to use tool that can be used for free.

From the Colorado Association of School Librarians On this site, you will find message templates (sample e-mails, letters, newsletter blurbs, brochures, and even videos) containing these taglines and targeting specific stakeholder audiences in order to promote school librarians as 21st century skills experts.

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians

Save Libraries is a grassroots effort to compile information and advocacy resources for libraries that are facing devastating budget cuts...

Everyday Advocacy: Making a case for libraries is easy with web tools. Here’s how to get started.

A site to go beyond the bun and challenge old, outdated librarian stereotypes with photos of real librarians in their real lives doing real stuff. Submit your picture.

Pump up your web presence. A post by Gwyneth A. Jones-The Daring Librarian. She has such a great way of presenting her ideas through amazing visuals. Check out her blog.

  • The DaringLibrarian

    WOW! Thank you so much for including my graphic on your board! SQUEE!

  • Rose Luna

    Thank you so much for always sharing so much of what you do and for representing school librarians so well.

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Do I Really Have to Leave the Role of School Librarian To Do the Work of a School Librarian? Buffy Hamilton from the Unquiet Library Blog.