Make A Big Impact @ Your School Board Meeting

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ABC-CLIO, May 15, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 151 pages
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Make a Big Impact @ Your School Board Meeting was inspired by the authors' experiences speaking at local and national library conferences on the topic of making presentations to school boards and forging relationships with key administrators. It became clear that many librarians are unsure how to create a comprehensive marketing plan, and are simply too busy with their day-to-day tasks to tackle this daunting project.

This book is written specifically for K–12 librarians in the field. It can also serve as an instructional tool for school library certification programs. It spotlights the importance of ongoing advocacy and leadership, teaches school librarians how to demonstrate the tremendous value of their library programs and how they directly impact student achievement, and showcases library-specific marketing techniques that can be used during good and poor economic times. By using the straightforward methods and tools provided, librarians will greatly improve their ability to avoid detrimental budget cuts to their programs.

 

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This book offers more of much of the same. While examples like the "Washington Moms" are discussed, there isn't lots of background about what has happened since they rallied support, nor how they came ... Read full review

Contents

The School Board
1
Cultivating a Strong Relationship with Your Principal
11
Cultivating a Strong Relationship with Your Superintendent
19
Cultivating a Strong Relationship with Your Teachers Clerical Staff Student Volunteers Parent Volunteers and Community Members ...
29
Strength in Numbers
43
Be Your Own Public Relations PR Machine
53
Getting on the School Board Agenda and Planning Your Presentation
57
The School Board Presentation
63
Media Release Form
114
Press Release for Library Event
115
Library Event WriteUp
117
Promotional Flyer for School Library Month Celebration Elementary
118
Promotional Flyer for School Library Month Celebration Secondary
119
Parent Contact Letter for Winners of School Library Month Contest
120
List of School Library Month Winners
121
PowerPoint for the School Board Presentation
123

The Followup
73
Broaden Your Reach Using Web 20 Tools
81
Conclusion
97
Introduction to the Appendices
101
Library Usage Report
102
Agenda for District Librarians Meeting
106
Minutes for District Librarians Meeting
107
Press Release for the School Board Meeting
110
Fact Sheet for District Libraries
112
Checklist for the School Board Presentation
133
Memo to Faculty Members to Nominate a Student for a READ Poster
136
Memo to Faculty Members Listing Students Selected for READ Posters
137
Parent Letter for Release of Student Picture on a READ Poster
139
Additional Resources
140
Index
147
About the Authors
151
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About the author (2012)

Margaux DelGuidice, MLS, is school librarian at Garden City High School, NY, and children's services librarian at the Freeport Memorial Library, NY.

Rose Luna, MLS, is school librarian at Freeport High School, NY, and a bilingual reference librarian at the Freeport Memorial Library, NY.

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