School Librarian: Advocacy Leader

Kate Gukeisen

This week in my Information Technologies in Educational Organizations course, we’ve been learning and talking about leadership, advocacy, and evidence-based practice. As future school librarians and engaged members of society, my classmates and I know that many of our country’s school and public libraries are in trouble. We know that user-centered, evidence-based practice and an effective advocacy plan will ensure that we survive and thrive. We know that we should be leaders who advocate for our library members, our resources, and ourselves. Sometimes, though, our advocacy messages get muddled. By acting as leaders in our schools and communities, we can ensure that we send an advocacy message that is strong and clear, and that allows others to easily join us as library advocates.

The following video is a charming library advocacy video from the Shady Spring Library Media Center. The message of this video is clearly on the library’s value to…

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