Supportive Research & Articles
The Non-Negotiable Role of School Librarians (Beck, 2019) National Association of Secondary School Principals
Collaborating with your school librarian (Gregory, 2018)
Why School Librarians Matter: What years of research tells us, (Lance & Kachel, 2018)
Most Americans-especially Millennials say libraries can help them find reliable, trustworthy information (Geiger, 2017) (Consider in relationship to educating Generation Z students).
DESE opportunities such as Teachers Advisor Cabinet http://www.doe.mass.edu/amazingeducators/cabinets/
Nominate a peer school librarian for an award http://www.doe.mass.edu/aMAzingEducators/
DESE: Teacher’s Top Three
One ripple can lead to a wave of change.
What is Everyday Advocacy?
Engaging in simple actions to garner public support towards positive change.
What is an Everyday Advocate?
An everyday advocate is someone who engages in simple yet effective actions that when combined with others can change a culture. Everyday advocates seek improvement by continually sharing, never waiting for a crisis to develop.
How can MA School Library Teachers & Supporters become everyday advocates?
Massachusetts School Library Teachers and their supporting partners can engage in various activities that both present and explain the value of a certified school library teacher and well-developed library program. Listed are a few everyday advocacy activities to consider.
A single individual publicly expressing the importance of a single message can send positive waves into a community.
Ways to Share
When a single goal is publicly expressed by more than two, advocates are collaborating. It is important that the single goal becomes a positive message that can point back to the continual growth of individual learning potential.
Ways to Collaboratively Advocate
Bring together ordinary people, such as parents, guardians, and community members supporting the school library.
Connect with organizations to offer how each one's perspective is a component leading to a common goal.