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Advocacy Resources to Use with Local Administrators and School Committee


Why Cutting School Librarians is a Mistake.  Scholastic Magazine. December 13, 2010

Carole Ashbridge had the opportunity to guest blog for Suzanne Tingley, a former superintendent and adjunct, in her "Practical Leadership" column for administrators at Scholastic Magazine.


From Massachuetts Power: A Parents Guide to School Libraries:


School Libraries Work! Scholastic, 2008 edition


Ask adminstrators and school committees to support MSLA in requesting BOE:

    • appoint a person to oversee school library programs
    • ensure this person is a school librarian
    • put together a long-term plan for school library programs in Massachusetts
    • enforce Chapter 15
    • form a School Library Advisory Council


Topics & Trends: School Libraries and Student Achievement. Phi Delta Kappa. Volume 7, issue 4, November 2007.


Weil, Eric. Meet Your New School Library Media Specialist. Scholastic Administr@tor, Febraruary 2008.


Bertland, Linda. Resources for School Librarians: School Library Leadership.

Sites that are useful when it becomes necessary to have a chat with your administrator about the role of the library.


Joyce Valenza's Advocacy Video, March 2008. 


Christopher Harris. An Administrator's Guide to School Libraries, 2007.


The State of America's Libraries: School Libraries. ALA, April 2008.


The Principal’s Manual for the School Library Media Program A two page guide to evaluating a school library media program produced by AASL


Why Principals Need School Library Programs:  Virginia Library  Assocation:  Powerpoint from Virginia School Library Group explaining why principals need school libraries--excellent model for Massachusetts to think about using



School Libraries and the Educational Ecosystem:  Great article about how school libraries contribute in significant ways to 21st century learning



 13 Point Checklist for administrators:  Library guru Doug Johnson developed a good, thorough checklist that administrators can use to evaluate their school's library and library program. 




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