INSPIRATIONAL PEP TALK
Take a minute to remember why you are telling your story, what you do every day and why it matters.
Johnson, Doug. "10 Traits of Successful School Librarians." Blue Skunk Blog, 9 May 2018.
SKILLS & IDEAS
Abercrombie, Sedley. "The Time for Advocacy Is Now: Why Telling Your Story Is So Important." KQ, AASL, 30 Nov. 2018.
ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee. "Using Data to Tell Your Story." ALSC Blog, 21 Sept. 2017.
Brenner, Keri. "Librarian to Stay on at Mill Valley: School Decision Comes After Lobbying by Strawberry Point Elementary School Parents." Marin Independent Journal [Marin County CA], 8 May 2019.
Original article: Brenner, Keri. "Strawberry Point Parents Protest Librarian Layoff: Emotional Testimony before Mill Valley School Board." Marin Independent Journal [Marin County CA], 6 Apr. 2019.
Burns, Tom. "The Difference a School Librarian Can Make, According to One Dad." Brightly: Raise Kids Who Love to Read, Penguin Random House.
Falcon, Joaquin. "Victory for Washington School Libraries." ILoveLibraries, ALA, 29 Mar. 2018.
Hunt, Jonathan. "Advocate This, Not That!" School Library Journal, 2 Jan. 2018, . Equity and access, not reading. Curriculum and instruction, not information literacy. College and career readiness, not ed tech. Universal Design for Learning, not collection development.
Johnson, Doug. "The Shy Person's Guide to Lobbying." Blue Skunk Blog, 16 Dec. 2017.
Kachel, Deb. "Inviting Legislators into School Libraries" (Information Today, Inc., Feb. 8, 2015)
Kagan, Oleg. "Library Visits Have Gone Way Up Over the Last Two Decades. Here’s Why…." Medium, EveryLibrary, 4 Sept. 2017.
Maxey, Andrew, and Mike Daria. "How To Speak Administrator." School Library Journal, 3 Oct. 2018,
Mills, Jill. "NJ State Teacher of the Year Advocates for School Libraries." TAP into Denville (NJ), 4 May 2019.
Peterson, Carl J. "LAUSD Libraries are Safe (For Now)." Medium, 24 May 2019.
Schulte-Cooper, Laura. "Everyday Advocacy Has Lots to Offer." ALSC Blog, Association for Library Service to Children, 5 Apr. 2018.
Because: Shen, Jerry. "The Most Persuasive Word in the Dictionary: Give a Reason to Get Results." Medium, 25 Aug. 2018.
Turek, Tanya. "This Is What Being an Elementary School Librarian Means to Me Today." Brightly: Raise Kids Who Love to Read, Penguin Random House. “Building a culture of literacy by way of creating a space where books and reading partner with collaborative play and community is what being a librarian — and book lover — means to me today.”
Wilson, Jan. "8 Ways To Make Your Library More Visible Now." School Library Journal, 27 Oct. 2017.
ELEVATOR & ESCALATOR SPEECHES
Abercrombie, Sedley. "What is an ‘elevator speech’?" KQ, AASL, 26 Jan. 2018.
"How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch." from Open Colleges (Australia).
Rancourt, Derrick E. "Turn Your Elevator Pitch into an Escalator Pitch." Responsibilities May Include, Universities Canada, 16 Jan. 2018.
EMAIL THAT WORKS
Harris, Kathleen Murray. "How to Write Emails That Actually Get Answered." Real Simple, 31 July 2017.
EXAMPLES of VIDEOS
These are fun videos to inspire your own creativity as you TELL YOUR STORY in the Advocacy Process.
Episcopal School if Dallas. How Far Will You Go... to return your library book? June 2018.
Bring Them Back Overdue Library Book Parody. YouTube, 2013-14.
Salt Lake City county Library. The County Library WILL ROCK YOU. June 2018.
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