School libraries provide an essential service to the community, but without proper funding few libraries stand a chance to maintain the resources they offer--or to survive at all. Only librarians can help ensure the survival of their programs. This how-to book provides school librarians with effective advocacy and activism strategies for promoting their libraries. 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 author addresses 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, helpful reproducible tools, and a comprehensive glossary of terms.
"Levitov provides solid advice for those not already in the trenches advocating for school libraries." -
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 12th June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.408