Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival
School libraries provide an essential service to the community, but without proper funding few libraries stand a chance to maintain the resources they offer--or to survive at all. School librarians can play an instrumental role in the survival of their programs. This how-to book provides school librarians with effective advocacy and activism strategies for promoting and improving their library programs.
"Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival" offers straightforward, practical approaches for creating advocacy programs. This guidebook examines the characteristics for becoming an advocate, explores the meaning of advocacy/activism as an effort that is ongoing and proactive, and provides the steps required for initiating a successful program. The contributors address the various types of advocacy and activism, including legislative advocacy at the local, state, and national levels; school and district level programs; and community-based initiatives. The book includes expert advice from successful advocates and provides helpful reproducible tools.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sroslund - LibraryThing
There are so many elements that have to fall into place for the school librarian to survive in today's volatile educational environment that the task of becoming an activist for your own position can ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BettyM - LibraryThing
A good book to consider what makes good versus not so good advocacy strategies, and how advocacy is something that has been happening for many years, just in different ways. Great examples, good ... Read full review
A Theoretical Foundation for Activism
The Heart of Advocacy
Advocacy to Activism
4 Developing a Culture of Advocacy
5 School Library Legislative Advocacy Defined
6 Working with Parents Community Groups and Businesses