Advocacy/Leadership

More on Advocacy

Every week, it seems, we hear about another school administrator or School Board making decisions about the staffing of their school libraries. Librarians have been on the radar of those decisions for far too many years. California, the bottom of… Read More ›

The Medium is the Message

One of my students working as a provisionally licensed elementary school librarian recently complained that his principal had criticized him for allowing students to free read or read independently the last 10-15 minutes of one particular library class time. The… Read More ›

Articulating an Impact on Student Learning

by Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Professor, School Library Program, Department of Teaching & Learning, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed in December 2015, positions school librarians as Essential Personnel and provides potential dedicated funding to effective school libraries–IF… Read More ›

Celebrate School Library Month

Your library supervisor or school administrator asks what you are doing to celebrate School Library Month. Panic immediately sets in – you have never heard of this. What should you do? Remain calm and read on. What “School Library Month… Read More ›

Everyday Advocacy

Advocacy means not only wearing our many hats, but also doing a symbolic fashion spread with them! To be a strong advocate of school library programs and services, one must be willing to toot one’s own horn loudly and wear… Read More ›