Too often, the role of the librarian is seen as superfluous, and what they can do for teachers, students and academic achievement is not clear to those making decisions about staffing or resources. Here are some ways to demonstrate your relevance to the success of your school.
AASL members can get 10% off Follett's Digital Citizenship microcredential course we developed with Mark Ray on behalf of Project Connect and Future Ready. And remember, the leadership introductory mini-course is free.
I believe the first step in school library advocacy is in joining communities. They can be online communities or local/state/national professional communities, but it is important to be aware of what is going on in our profession. Once you have the awareness, you never know where you might end up.
This international school enjoys high levels of student engagement and literacy as a result of their progressive reading program and the efforts of the library staff. For any IB school, there is much to be gained from hearing how this school impacts literacy and reading. Check out the recording now!
We just kicked off a brand new hashtag to start using in our Future Ready Librarians conversations on Twitter, Instagram and in other social media platforms. It is #futurereadylibs we can't wait to see where this conversation takes librarians, libraries and education in 2017!