Advocacy Plan<br />William Allen White Elementary<br />
Communication With Students<br />Make expectations clear-meet with all classes at the beginning of the year to discuss your expectations and make sure rules are clearly posted. Discuss the consequences for not meeting those expectations. <br />Have a suggestion box in a high traffic area in the library where students can tell you…<br />New Books they would like<br />What activities they would like to do in the library. <br />Have a rewards program for students to choose from.<br />Know the names and faces of all the student’s who come into your library.<br />Develop relationships with them <br />
Student Communication Cont…<br />Be approachable! <br />Make sure student’s know when they have materials due, or when they are over due and have a fine.<br />Have student helpers/ volunteers<br />If they have holds let them know when they can be picked up.<br />Visit classrooms to let them know what is going on the in library! <br />Have materials available in English and Spanish. <br />
Communication with Staff<br />Let teachers know of the library expectations.<br />When students can come to the library<br />Lessons in the library<br />Let them know when materials are ready to be picked up.<br />Be present at all meetings.<br />Co-Teach/ plan lessons with them. <br />Develop a relationship with the teachers, so they know they can go to you for help/resources ect…<br />
Communication with Staff cont…<br />Share resources and other professional development ideas you have.<br />Let teachers know of new materials that have come in.<br />Know the curriculum at all grade levels.<br />
Make sure the lessons <br />follow the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Standards for Library Media and Technology for each grade level so that students will be successful in the following four areas: <br />Information Literacy Independent Learning<br />Social Responsibility Technology Literacy<br />Make sure each lesson you teach with a teacher covers some of these standards. <br />http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=3511#lmtStd<br />
Communication with Administration<br />Be aware of what your budget is<br />DON’T go over budget. <br />Communicate! <br />Know your libraries circulation statistics.<br />Know who the administration is- get your name out there (in a good way)! <br />
Communication with parents<br />Have a monthly newsletter that tells them what is going on in your library.<br />Keep your libraries website up-to-date. <br />Provide resources in both English and Spanish.<br />Have resources for homework help. <br />Get to know the parents.<br />Ask for parent volunteers. <br />Have the library open for all parent teacher conferences. <br />
Communication with parents cont…<br />Make sure parents are aware of the libraries rules and expectation. <br />Invite parents to come watch a library lesson. <br />
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