Helpful Links for the librarian who wants to do more:



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Not sure where to start?

Here's a handy pdf with tips on how to get your own advocay plan underway: http://www.publiceducation.org/pdf/HS_Libraries/Advocacy_for_School%20Libraries.pdf
For more information from this resource, go here: http://www.publiceducation.org/highschools.asp
Or watch this helpful video:

Library Advocacy tips from eduscapes

http://eduscapes.com/sms/advocacy/advocacy.html
Found on the "School Library Media Specialist" section on the eduscapes website.

Advocacy: Promotion: Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing:

http://eduscapes.com/sms/advocacy/promotion.html

This site offers great suggestions on how to begin promotions for your library, how to market and what to market and getting your message to the masses. There are some great resources for further reading as well as a large list of Websites to explore promotion further.

Collaborative Planning

http://www.iowa-city.k12.ia.us/library/About/Collaboration.htm
Good site from an Iowa district that gives information about the jobs of principals, librarian, and teachers in promoting collaboration within the school. Also includes collaborative planners for elementary, middle, and high schools as well as other relevant information (i.e.roles of the teacher-librarian).
Posted by Jim Goffred


Principal and Teacher Librarian Collaboration

http://www.cal-webs.org/handouts07/Principal.pdf
Allison Zmuda presented this powerpoint at the "Celebrate a Winning Team" meeting in November 2007. It is a great overview of why collaboration with the librarian is so important (which we librarians know!) It also gives some suggestions for improving collaboration in you school.

Personal Public Relations:

http://www.memoweb.org/conference/2007fallhandouts/GarlieMary.pdf
Increasing the library's visibility in the school doesn't have to be difficult. This website offers a list of practical suggestions for increasing your visibility within the school. Includes suggestions such as posting your library standards and inviting people to hold meetings in the library.

Resources for School Librarians

http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/promote.html
This website offers a collection of links to helpful online resources for librarians.

Marketing Your Library

http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/marketing/
Gale Group offers free resources to librarians. In those free resources they include a link full of tips for marketing your library. This site includes downloadable bookmarks for a "get connected" or a "Find Yourself in the library" campaign.


ALA's @ your library campaign

http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/publicawareness/campaign@yourlibrary/schoollibrary/schoollibrary.cfm
This handy, downloadable guide offers help with all aspects of marketing your library.There's the advocacy toolkit, sample slogans, downloadable marketing graphics, and a brochure to help your principal plan for the library while determining how the budget will be spent.