School Librarians & Advocacy: Be Your Own Cheerleader!<br />Presented by: Lisa Perez<br />Chicago Public Schools <br />Dep...
About Lisa Perez<br /><ul><li>Area Library Coordinator, Chicago Public Schools
Supports about 200 elementary & high school librarians
Chair, ISTE Media Specialists SIG (SIGMS)</li></li></ul><li>Why Advocate?<br /><ul><li>To create an awareness about the be...
Political Advocacy<br />Get involved!<br />
American Library Association Washington Office – Legislative Action Center <br />http://capwiz.com/ala/home/<br />
Ed Tech Action Network<br />http://www.edtechactionnetwork.org/<br />
Advocating at Your School<br />You are your own best cheerleader<br />
Communication to Administration<br />Monthly reports<br />Year-end report<br />Important data<br />Pictures, video<br />
Communication to Teachers<br />Email<br />Newsletters<br />Conversations<br />Special trainings<br />Website information<b...
Communication to Students<br />Special events & Book Fairs<br />Guest authors<br />Websites, social networking sites<br />...
Communication to Parents & Community<br />Relationship with public library and community groups<br />Website with informat...
AASL “ A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners<br />*This publication complements the Standards for the 21st-Century Lear...
AASL Planning Guide<br />http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/planningguide/planningguide.cfm<br />
Collaboration & Advocacy<br /><ul><li> A good professional relationship with colleagues is the best advocacy
 Be valuable
Be responsive
 Be active
Anticipate needs
Be a good collaborative partner</li></li></ul><li>Students: Your Best Advocates<br /><ul><li> Create a library in which st...
 Book selections
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This slideshow is presented for the "Your School Library" Online Conference (2011). See the video screencast and associated links at http://cpsproflib.wikispaces.com/advocacy.

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  1. 1. School Librarians & Advocacy: Be Your Own Cheerleader!<br />Presented by: Lisa Perez<br />Chicago Public Schools <br />Department of Libraries<br />
  2. 2. About Lisa Perez<br /><ul><li>Area Library Coordinator, Chicago Public Schools
  3. 3. Supports about 200 elementary & high school librarians
  4. 4. Chair, ISTE Media Specialists SIG (SIGMS)</li></li></ul><li>Why Advocate?<br /><ul><li>To create an awareness about the benefits and activities of the school library to stakeholders to improve funding, support, and resources for the library to positively impact student learning.</li></li></ul><li>Good Advocacy Resources<br />AASL Advocacy Toolkithttp://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslissues/toolkits/aasladvocacy.cfm<br />ISTE Media Specialists SIG (SIGMS)<br />Advocacy Statement for School Librarians<br />http://sigms.iste.wikispaces.net/advocacy<br />http://advocacyresources.wikispaces.com<br />ACT4SL<br />http://act4sl.wikispaces.com/home<br />
  5. 5. Political Advocacy<br />Get involved!<br />
  6. 6. American Library Association Washington Office – Legislative Action Center <br />http://capwiz.com/ala/home/<br />
  7. 7. Ed Tech Action Network<br />http://www.edtechactionnetwork.org/<br />
  8. 8. Advocating at Your School<br />You are your own best cheerleader<br />
  9. 9. Communication to Administration<br />Monthly reports<br />Year-end report<br />Important data<br />Pictures, video<br />
  10. 10. Communication to Teachers<br />Email<br />Newsletters<br />Conversations<br />Special trainings<br />Website information<br />Surveys<br />
  11. 11. Communication to Students<br />Special events & Book Fairs<br />Guest authors<br />Websites, social networking sites<br />Motivational displays<br />Blogs, wikis, websites, book trailers, videos, & other technologies<br />New book announcements<br />
  12. 12. Communication to Parents & Community<br />Relationship with public library and community groups<br />Website with information about program<br />Literacy Nights & Open House<br />Volunteer opportunities<br />
  13. 13. AASL “ A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners<br />*This publication complements the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner , Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action , and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs .<br />
  14. 14. AASL Planning Guide<br />http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/planningguide/planningguide.cfm<br />
  15. 15. Collaboration & Advocacy<br /><ul><li> A good professional relationship with colleagues is the best advocacy
  16. 16. Be valuable
  17. 17. Be responsive
  18. 18. Be active
  19. 19. Anticipate needs
  20. 20. Be a good collaborative partner</li></li></ul><li>Students: Your Best Advocates<br /><ul><li> Create a library in which students’ contributions are valued in:
  21. 21. Book selections
  22. 22. Extracurricular activities
  23. 23. Showcasing students’ talents
  24. 24. Student work and artwork
  25. 25. Policies that are student-focused</li></li></ul><li>Your Library Speaks Volumes<br /><ul><li>Zoned areas to promote individual, small group & large group activities
  26. 26. Organized & decluttered
  27. 27. Attractively decorated
  28. 28. Kid-centric
  29. 29. Technology-infused
  30. 30. Good signage</li></li></ul><li>Managing Your Online Presence<br /><ul><li> Keep a fluid presence that shows regular updates
  31. 31. Use a library website to provide one-stop web portal for links to online databases, recommended websites, calendars, polls, and more
  32. 32. Use blogs to provide regular news updates
  33. 33. Use wikis for electronic pathfinders & centers
  34. 34. Use appropriate social media to reach parents & community members</li></li></ul><li>Advocacy Gone Bad<br /><ul><li> Self-serving
  35. 35. Not centered on student needs
  36. 36. Overly competitive
  37. 37. Not aligned with core school goals
  38. 38. Unrealistic expectations
  39. 39. Excessively negative</li></li></ul><li>What’s Next: Personal Goal Setting<br /><ul><li> Collect and communicate data
  40. 40. Survey needs and respond
  41. 41. Create an attractive physical space
  42. 42. Cultivate strong partnerships
  43. 43. Perform a deep assessment & longer-range plans</li></li></ul><li>Contact Lisa Perez<br />leperez333@gmail.com<br />Also:<br />In Twitter @leperez1<br />In Facebook<br />In LinkedIn<br />In ISTE Community Ning – SIGMS Group<br />
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