School libraries provide an essential service to the community, but without proper funding few libraries stand a chance to maintain the resources they offeraor to survive at all. School librarians can play an instrumental role in the survival of their programs. This how-to book provides school librarians with effective advocacy and activism strategies for promoting and improving their library programs. Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival offers straightforward, practical approaches for creating advocacy programs. This guidebook examines the characteristics for becoming an advocate, explores the meaning of advocacy/activism as an effort that is ongoing and proactive, and provides the steps required for initiating a successful program. The contributors address the various types of advocacy and activism, including legislative advocacy at the local, state, and national levels; school and district level programs; and community-based initiatives. The book includes expert advice from successful advocates and provides helpful reproducible tools.One idea is to host students who need to earn community service hours or are potential education majors. ... While it doesna#39;t seem like a logical or easy connection for school libraries to work with city governments, from an advocacy point ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival|
|Author||:||Deborah D. Levitov|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2012-06-12|