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Using GREAT practice and a focus on student learning to prove your worth in tough economic times.

Using GREAT practice and a focus on student learning to prove your worth in tough economic times.

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    • Image attribution: http://bit.ly/tzj5S7Changing expectationsto influence outcomes.
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    • “*Many+ do not see librarians as educated professionals who play an active role in the academic community.” - “A Report of Findings From Six Focus Groups with K-12 Parents, Teachers, and Principals, as Well as Middle and High School Students” (AASL, 2003) “*Many+ tend to rely on their own image of school libraries and librarians from their youth.” - “A Report of Findings From Six Focus Groups with K-12 Parents, Teachers, and Principals, as Well as Middle and High School Students” (AASL, 2003) “Only 47% *of principals+ believe there is direct link between effective libraries and increased student achievement.” - “School Library Journal’s Survey or Principals” (Lau, 2002)Image attribution: http://bit.ly/tahkYW, http://bit.ly/vtubLa, http://bit.ly/PdAEW
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    • Keep a “story file” and beready to share.
    • Write acolumnin yourPTA newsletter.
    • Hold a library open house_______ night.
    • Create amissionstatementfor your library.
    • Do more than just attendmeetings.
    • Provethat youknow aboutmore than books.
    • Collect and share dataabout your work.
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    • Invite schoolboard members,local politicians,reporters,community leaders, etcto visit your library.
    • Speak at local events: Ed sororities, PTA Councils,Chambers of Commerce,clubs and organizations.
    • Offer towrite articlesfor districtwide publications:PR, PD, Finance, HR.
    • Submit articles to your local newspaper BEFORE thereis a crisis looming.
    • Addyourevents tolocal communitycalendars/bulletins.
    • Be a business card bomber:Pass your cardsout Ninja style.
    • Elevatethosewhosupport youand your students.
    • Harness the power ofSocial Media.
    • Step outside the echochamber.
    • Joinand helpgrow yourprofessionalorganization(s).
    • Get your students involved innational contests.
    • Getoff yourduff andrespond torequests to advocate.
    • Help cultivate moreRock Stars!
    • Kids First.Everything Else Second.
    • Share.
    • You’re nottooting your own horn.
    • It’s not braggingif it’s true.
    • Don’t advocate forlibrarians or libraries. Advocate for kids.
    • “Be not afraid ofgoing slowly. Fearonly standing still.” - Chinese Proverb
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