<div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/3746189079/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC BY-SA 2.0</a></div>We believe that if you’re leveraging relationships.McAuliff … keep the issue in the public eye.
Time to stop preaching to the choir.
Mobilize parentsEngage legislatorsDeliver to students and teachers.
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You can have the best practice in the world, but if nobody outside the library knows it’s happening, the program is at risk.<br />
Step out of the preacher and choir circle.<br />
“Effective advocacy is about relationships. <br />Knowing your issue and the policy surrounding it is just the first step. Understanding the political terrain and building relationships and support within that framework is the key to success. . . <br />If you stay on course over a period of time you will start to see real sustained progress.” WA State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown<br />
Building relationships is an all-season endeavor.<br />“I receive roughly 20-30 emails a week outside of the legislative session. During the session I receive hundreds, if not thousands. During session, if I can read any email at all, I read email from people I already have a relationship with.” <br /> -WA State Rep. Ross Hunter <br />
“When legislators don’t hear from you, the assumption is that everything is OK.”<br />WA State Legislative Aide<br />
“I would be puerile to argue that the world has ever been static, but it's reasonable to argue that the world has never been as uncertain as it is today.” <br />Eamonn Kelly, CEO <br /> Global Business Network <br /> (which practices a futurist sub-specialty <br /> known as scenario planning)<br />
“Look to collaborate <br />with those <br />who can do <br />what you can't.”<br /> -Paul Bennett<br />
PORTAL CHALLENGE– PROVIDE AQUA LUNGS FOR ALL<br />
LOOKOUT CHALLENGE<br />KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE HORIZON<br />
The people in charge of leading school organizations into the 21st century …<br />often are theleast knowledgeableabout the 21st century.<br />dangerouslyirrelevant.org<br />Scott McLeod<br />
“The librarians who survive will be those who make themselves the social media experts of their school. Students and teachers now have endless options beyond the covers of a book to find the information that they need.”<br />-Patrick Larkin, Principal<br /> Burlington High School, MA<br />
“It’s not what you work on, but whom you work with that makes all the difference.” David Kelley, founder and chairman, IDEO<br />
SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS<br />1. kid-centric<br />2. showcase showcase showcase!<br />3. recruit at least 10 parent <br /> volunteers <br />4. annual library visits, at least<br /> 1 legislator<br /> 1 school board member<br /> 1 superintendent<br />5. always invite the press, blog<br /> about it, leave a virtual <br /> trail of excellence<br />
Librarian Survivor Challenge Checklist<br />Emerging Technologies<br />Physical Space<br />Website<br />__ train Student IT Fellows<br />__ virtual poll (what do they want)<br />__ make it a destination<br />__ create hashtag for favorite new technology or tool; solicit student submissions<br />students<br />__ showcase student work <br />__ hip, comfortable furniture<br />__ solicit content feedback<br />__ facilitate new clubs / meet-ups<br />__ start a web design club<br />__ cultivate hygge-coziness, tranquility<br />__ become peer coach of technology<br />__ Harkness tables for seminar-style teaching.<br />__ launch ‘Teacherbook’<br />teachers<br />__ offer emerg. Tech. training<br />__ parent tech. training night<br />__ facilitate parents contributing to hygge<br />__ create robust ‘Parents Tab’<br />__ create tech. wish list<br />parents<br />__ survey parent needs<br />__ ask PTA to fund Student IT Fellows’ travel to tech. conference; librarian as chaperone<br />__ PTA-sponsored foreign language station w/ Rosetta Stone software <br />__ launch Parents’ Wiki<br />__ feature on district homepage<br />__ invite to any ‘presenting’ of resources; facilitate their taking ownership and celebrating<br />__ offer emerg. tech. training<br />Admin.<br />__ facilitate principal’s blog<br />__ send out Horizon Report<br />__ facilitate supdt’sblog<br />__ get them started on Twitter<br />__ send ‘Emerging Technology Tips’ to legislators and their LAs<br />__ invite every fall during offsession<br />__ create ‘Local Civics’ section<br />__ invite to dedicate new equip., upgrades<br />__ create ‘Ask your Legislator’ feature w/ librarian as intermediary<br />legislators<br />__ offer to set them up on Twitter<br />
Librarian Survivor Challenge Checklist<br />Connectivity<br />Lookout<br />Portal<br />__ Horizon Report w/ trends and opportunities <br />__ champion virtual portfolios<br />__ facilitate global connectivity with Skype, FlatClassroom etc.<br />students<br />__ showcase student art<br />__ spearhead assessing keyboarding mastery <br />__ leverage flip cams<br />__ annual student-designed LIT program theme <br />__ spearhead 1:1 initiative w/ city, district and community<br />__ offer to set up on Twitter to help grow their PLN<br />__ create blogs, class wikis, & pathfinders for every teacher<br />__ start in-service days with New Tools Roundup (preferably free ones)<br />teachers<br />__ showcase one project with every teacher over year<br />__ create hashtag and deliver daily nuggets on what students/classes are doing; catalyst for dinnertime conversation<br />__ Horizon Report w/ emerging tech. trends, top 10 sites for kids, summary of what kids are learning and producing that quarter <br />__ send Holiday Horizon Report w/ gift recs., hottest trends<br />parents<br />__ invite to be on Technology Leadership Team<br />__ set up Google Reader for principal, Supdt., Sch. Board<br />__ invite admin. to student shows<br />__ ongoing: send resources for Strategic Plan update<br />Admin.<br />__ invite admin. to legislator visits<br />__ keep administration informed of 21st C. leadership opportunities<br />__ invite school board to student shows<br />__ form committee on social media policy<br />__ be their reference go-to person<br />__ create annual Legislators’ Report; frame as thanks; kid-centric showcasing student work and $$ investment.<br />__ digital postcards from kids<br />__ track their work and send notes of appreciation<br />legislators<br />__ facilitate mid-session briefing for interested students<br />__ host a session wrap-up<br />