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Easy as 1, 2, 3: Practical Tactics to Advocate for Your Library Today
Presented by Ann Dutton Ewbank, Associate Professor, Deborah Rinio, Adjunct Professor, and Stony Evans, Teacher Librarian
Like it or not, advocacy is not an optional activity for school librarians. Fortunately, the work involved doesn't need to be especially difficult or time-consuming, so it's time to roll up our sleeves! Come learn from three expert school library advocates who will share practical tips and ready-to-go resources to start getting key stakeholders in your corner today, from the hallway to the town hall. Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank will discuss how to build relationships and networks to influence decision-makers at the local and state level. Dr. Deborah Rinio will talk about the importance of language and how you can craft your advocacy message to increase its impact. Finally, Stony Evans, high school teacher librarian, will share strategies for transforming the teachers in your school into powerful voices speaking on your behalf.
Join us to add your voice to the discussion and learn simple and effective strategies to:
- Build coalitions to influence policy
- Craft more powerful narratives about your library
- Help administrators see the magic of your library