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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.

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