Advocacy resources to help promote the value of your school library program
VAASL Voices database
Looking for someone to present at your conference? Here's a database of VAASL members who have created presentations for other professional organizations' conferences.
Interested in presenting at a conference? Here's a database with information on the conferences of other Virginia education associations.
AASL Toolkits Advocacy Toolkit
Collection of ready-to-use tools to conduct an advocacy campaign-large or small-for school library media programs.
This toolkit is designed to assist you as you build meaningful and effective support for saving your program.
Parent Outreach Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to help school library media specialists gain parent support in their programs.
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Advocacy resources from San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
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“21st Century Media Center” - this video, a collaboration between the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Association for Media in Education, shows the difference school libraries make in education.
Eye on the Tigers - Nationally acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson spoke to students at Mexico High School's Pierce Library about the importance of school libraries.
“Circulate This! Stories from the School Library: Strong school libraries build strong students and lifelong learners” - Audio journal capturing stories from teachers, school administrators, children’s authors, legislators, parents, and students about how school libraries and librarians make a difference in the lives of children.
“Imagine Strong School Libraries” – remix of John Lennon’s classic, sung by the Springfield Township High School show choir, showing the importance of school libraries
Videos from “School Library InfoTech Programs: Tapestry of Effective Practice” ning, including many advocacy videos.
Video/slideshow by Joyce Valenza on the need for school librarians
SLJ Summit: Peter Pearson provided a talk on advocacy: "Just Because They Love You Doesn't Mean They'll Fund You."
Videos from the Connecticut Association of School Librarians, including many on advocacy
“Advocacy on the Frontlines with Connie Williams” – video of presentation from ALA Midwinter 3/8/2010
Carolyn Logue, lobbyist for the Washington Library Media Association, shares advice on how to effectively advocate for school library programs.
“Fate or Future of School Libraries” - Video on the benefits of school libraries and support of the SKILLs Act
Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012