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CSLA/CLA Pasadena November 13, 2011
By Heather Gruenthal and Marie Slim
A (school) year of Advocacy. A day by day guide to advertising your program and making an impact by using the power of Web 2.0 to mobilize your advocacy efforts. The original idea was posted on my blog at:
A (school) year of Advocacy
Definition of Advocacy from AASL
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Since my goal for this year is advocacy, I thought I'd try to come up with one thing per day to promote the library. I don't think I can promise to post every day, but over the course of a full year, I might be able to come up with 180 things to do.
Welcome everyone back with a smile (yeah, this is a note to self, stop grumbling about going back to school and let everyone know how excited you are to be working with them this year).
If you are not ready to check out books, have lots of free stuff so students don't go away empty handed. We have magazines, book covers,
, and some discards from last year, so if a teacher is assigning students to have a book in their hand, they can walk away with one.
Bulletin Boards and Displays
. Show off those new books and Advertise your great resources. Themes for September are:
o Welcome Back
All Star Cast
” Staff Bulletin Board including TA’s photographs
Banned Books Week
, “Don’t Read This!”
Remembering September 11
“Never forget,” “United we Stand.” Remember today's students may have questions, they were too young to remember.
o “How to Survive High School” (
books that take place in schools
o Hispanic Heritage Month
o Advertise new books “
Check out these NEW books
Talk like a pirate day
(pirate books) September 19th
Haven't tried this one, but maybe in honor of labor day, a Caesar Chavez biography and an educational display about labor day? here's some information you can share with teachers and students from the
Department of Labor
Make sure your hours are clearly posted with a nice sign. Here's one from
Make signs and put announcements in the bulletin, on the website, and on the staff e-mail your GRAND OPENING. In the past I have had a teacher invitation event with cookies and tea when we were introducing new staff or books.
Take your show on the road! If your library is closed because of testing, full of shipments of textbooks, etc., take a cart of books directly to the classroom to get books in the hands of kids as soon as possible. Some circulation systems such as Alexandria allow for remote log in and circulation. If not, the old paper and pencil will work, just enter the transactions as soon as your system is up and running.
Partner with a community organization to offer extended hours. We partner with YMCA's
, which offers students a safe place to be, activities, snacks, and tutoring in our facility from the time school lets out until 6:00 PM.
Advertise your databases and passwords to staff and students by creating a
, bookmark, or brochure.
. Connect with your parent community by sending messages through their e-mail listing or newsletter. Your student information system or library circulation system may also have a database of parent e-mails you can send library news from.
Have information available about your local public libraries and promote
library card sign up month
. Advertise their programs and services. Give candy to anyone who can show you a public library card.
Host a new teacher orientation. Create a packet for them of the services you offer to help out new teachers. A good book for new teachers is
The First Days of School
by Harry Wong.
Attend as many staff meetings and department meetings as you can to stay in the know. Our Teacher Librarians are considered Department Chairpersons and attend all Department Chair meetings as well. Make yourself a member of your school's English, Reading, and English Language Development departments.
Make sure your library website is easily accessible from the school webpage.
Hold a bookmark contest. For detailed instructions, templates and free reproduceables see the
wiki put together by Library Technician Tommy Kovac and Teacher Librarian Heather Gruenthal. We hold these contests twice yearly for Back to School Night and Open House. The students love seeing the winning artwork. Put your Database information on the winning bookmarks and pass out to students, teachers, and parents.
Open the library for back to school night. Give out information such as your database passwords. Create a Library Brochure
Lindsey Library Brochure.pdf
Celebrate Banned Books Week
. This is the last week of September each year. Use this as an opportunity to review your district's challenge of instructional materials policy with staff in a newsletter.
Make a display for Banned Books Week. We cover our books with plain paper bags and write or stamp CENSORED on the cover (search "RED SELF-INKING RUBBER STAMP CENSORED" on e-Bay). Then we write on the back a quote from the Banned Books Resource Guide telling why it was challenged or banned. This can also be given as an assignment for TA's or a class project.
Create Banned Books Week Bookmarks
. Copy down the challenge history from the Banned Books Resource Guide (available from the
) on to a bookmark. Put the bookmarks in the books. This can be given as an assignment for TA's or a class project.
Put in an announcement to the bulletin regarding Banned Books Week:
What do The Giver, Harry Potter and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer have in common? They have all been “Banned Books.” That means they were removed from a school or public library because someone did not agree with the ideas expressed in them. People who ban books think they have good reasons; usually book banners feel they are protecting children from ideas that are not suitable for their age level. Although Orangeview’s library has many books that have been banned in other places, these library books have been chosen as appropriate for the junior high level. You are free to read any books in the Orangeview library. Only you and your parents can decide what ideas are right for your family. Come by the library today and celebrate your freedom to read during “Banned Books Week.”
powerpoint of banned books
and the reasons for banning on one of the library's computers. Joy Millam from Valencia High School has created a great one.
Time to change the displays for October. I usually feature scary books and mysteries. Supernatural Romance is also a popular topic for girls.
The Horror, the Horror
Solve a Mystery
o Teen Read Week:
What’s your problem?”
use problem novels or "
o Be Afraid…Be VERY Afraid.
o Red Ribbon Week: “Relax, Don’t Do It!” or
Red Ribbon Reads
(Junior High School) Gang bios, books on drugs, addiction, and alternatives to drug use such as volunteering an community service.
o Stranger than Fiction (
and unexplained; Ripley’s, Guinness)
Have a flexible schedule and post it online so that staff can check availability from their classrooms. We use
. A good way to start a book club is to start with a Summer Reading Social. See the link above for the activity description.
Let your foreign language and English Language Learner teachers know what dictionaries you have available. If you have multiple copies, let students have a year long check out period.
Promote local literacy events in your area.
The Orange County Festival of Books
is held each year in October.
Teen Read Week
. Register your school to be eligible for neat give-aways from YALSA
Give your teachers a break before progress reports are due by giving
. By using Genre as a theme, you can help reinforce a standard.
Be a club advisor. Sponsor a literacy group,
, manga club, or any topic your library users are interested in. Participate in Club Rush to promote your club. Let clubs meet in the library.
Take pictures of your TA's doing things to put in a PowerPoint for parents on Back to School Night.
When you receive a donation, be sure to
thank your donors
Get your picture taken on staff picture day. Talk to the yearbook advisor to make sure you are included on the teacher page (I can't tell you how many years I was not even pictured). Even better, see if you can have a whole page dedicated to library activities.
Get all the freshman classes in for a library
. Collaborate with a freshman teacher on a research assignment so students are getting just in time, relevant instruction. Show students how to find Works Cited information to prepare them for questions on the CST.
Get active in your School Site Council or WASC committee and make sure your library is represented in the WASC (accreditation) plan. Meetings are required to be open to the public, so even if you are not a member, you can attend meetings.
Make sure your library is represented in the
Get some business cards. Use them for networking.
The last week in October is Red Ribbon Week. Wear red and participate in
red ribbon week activities
Make a video. Here's one that students at
made for the "I Love My Library" contest.
Educate your patrons about "
" An advocacy tip from AASL: Advocacy Tip #144 Posted on November 1, 2011 by AASL
Take five minutes to write a story about your experience with outrageously out of date school library materials and the consequences of under-funded school library programs. Email your stories to the ALA Washington Office by writing Ted Wegner (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jeff Kratz (email@example.com) to help garner support and help influence members of the Senate if a school libraries amendment is re-introduced to ESEA on the Senate floor (which will likely happen).
Partner with your Spanish Department to put up a Dia de los Muertos -- Day of the Dead Display.
Halloween!!! Dress up. Give out Candy. This is an advertising technique called transfer, that links positive feelings to the library.
Time to change the displays! Themes for November:
o American Indian Heritage
o Historical Fiction
o Veteran’s Day
o Cookbooks, “What’s Cooking?”
o Books with a Thanksgiving Theme
o Library Staff Recommendations “Gobble up a Good Book”
When a kid asks you to participate in a fundraiser, say yes. If you don't want the product, make a donation instead.
state library association
Become familiar with the state library standards. Watch Dr. Bernie Dodge's Keynote, Barbara Jeffus' Message about the Model School Library Standards and Glen Warren's Legislative Update on the CSLA SS Workshop Wiki:
Apply for a grant
Vote! Educate your friends about school and library issues. Make sure they vote too!
and memberships to YALSA and/or AASL.
Go to a library conference to get more advocacy ideas.
meets in November each year.
Invite your principal to attend an event.
Make your school look good, issue a press release on your event. We got a lot of coverage when the
Angels Strike Force
came to read to students at Orangeview.
Promote a local author.
Send out useful websites to interested staff/departments, i.e. I thought of you when I saw...
Thank your volunteers with book giveaways or gifts from the
Start a portfolio to document your impact on student achievement.
Directions provided by OSLA
The Teacher Librarian's Toolkit for Evidence-Based Practice.
Wish all students who come in a Happy Thanksgiving. Have a fun contest like guessing the number of harvest candy corn in a jar.
When the principal asks you for a favor, say YES! For example, be ready to do a staff development presentation on short notice, or represent the school on committees and at conferences.
ALA's Advocacy Univeristy
. Here's an easy one from their
Top Ten Action Steps for Frontline School Advocacy
: Thank Someone. Tell them what you are thankful for and why it matters.
Write a letter about supporting libraries to your newly elected officials. Use tips from
School Library Monthly
Make a bulletin board or white board of new releases and when they are available for check out.
Have a waiting list, or place holds for the popular new releases.
Change the Displays
o “Read the Movie,” books made into movies
o Fantasy display: Lord of the Rings, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter, Golden Compass, Spiderwick Chronicles, The Dark is Rising
o “Millions of worlds to explore.” Science Fiction display: I, Robot, Star Wars series, Star Trek series
Work with your ASB to put up a giving tree in your library.
Place a book order to support a curricular project.
Give an extended due date for a classroom project.
Have make and take project supplies available for students and teachers to use: stapler, tape, hole punch, scissors, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencils, pens, ruler, scratch paper and white out.
Collect pens from companies (Library Store often includes free pens when you order) who use them to advertise and make them available for teachers and students to take for free (ARMY and NAVY are good sources for free stuff too).
Partner with your art department to do an art gallery.
Let students check out multiple books to read over the holidays.
Give the teachers a break and do a "Read the Movie" booktalk for their class. Feature movie trailers for books made into movies.
When the school has spirit days, show your support and participate.
Have a snowflake contest and give prizes(idea from Suzanne Rahn).
Give books away as gifts to your student assistants and teacher collaborators.
Reward your volunteers and student assistants with a gift or hot coco and a cookie tray.
Wish everyone who comes in a happy holiday.
What’s your resolution?
New Year, New You
Big To Do List, Self-Help Books
MLK Day/Civil Rights
Have a Textbook covering workshop. Get local grocery stores to donate paper bags. Collaborate with your art department for supplies. Here's some instructions from my
#Advocacy. Post interesting library or education related articles to your Professional Learning Network. Twitter #4CSLA find me @hgruenthal
Promote school activities on a bulletin board or designate a wall for student flyers and announcements.
Participate in school Pep Rally events such as faculty sports games.
Be a technology leader on your campus. Help implement any new technology initiative, be the webmaster or webmistress.
Don't reinvent the wheel. Post your documents to a wiki and share with other professionals. See the
, put together by the Teacher Librarians in the Anaheim Union High School District, Anaheim, California.
Ask your board to adopt the
as part of your district's library plan.
Start a College sweatshirt day or give a college talk to promote your highly educated status.
Eat lunch with others on campus, don't isolate yourself. Start a salad club. Bring the lettuce and invite others to bring dressings and other fixings.
Publicize your programs to your staff through
. If you don't tell them, they won't know what you are doing.
Invite the special education classes to the library for story time and to check out books. Give their classroom a book to keep (you can get lots of good children's books at friends of the library sales for $1.00 or less. (Hal Morris)
Visit the take
ACTion 4 School Libraries
site. Fill out your own ACTion card and ACT!
Create a signature line for your e-mail that states you are a teacher librarian. Some librarians even include a picture of what they are currently reading. Here's mine:
Heather Gruenthal, Teacher Librarian
"Your best Internet connection is your Librarian." -- InfoPeople
Create a brand or logo for your library that you put on everything. You may want to use some of the images in the
CSLA advocacy toolkit
o African American History Month
o Romance Novels (Valentine’s Day)
o Teacher Recommended Readings
Inform your local public libraries about upcoming projects so they can be prepared.
Help students place books on hold at the public library if you can't offer it in your collection.
Go to a school board meeting and make a short presentation about the effectiveness of your program in raising student achievement. Share statistics on the impact of libraries on student achievement from
Library Research Service
Make sure to attend your site's staff development days so you know what is going on. Lead a staff development activity to emphasize your status as a knowledgeable teacher.
Get to know your public librarian, especially those offering teen/children's services.
Start a success journal (Gilmore-See). You can keep it on a blog, a wiki, or a plain old fashioned paper journal. The idea is to keep track of your progress not only to use as evidence, but to help you recognize your accomplishments.
Join the Leadership Team.
Libraries help close the digital divide. Write letters to the editor regarding the importance of books and libraries in closing the gap for haves and have not's.
Write an article for your district's website.
Publish your work in a professional journal. Knowledge Quest (The Journal of AASL), CSLA Journal, School Library Journal, VOYA, and Booklist are all good library related journals.
Advertise your programs through bulletin boards, posters, newsletters, displays, announcements.
Start a Friends of the Library Group.
Random Acts of Kindness Week. Hold an amnesty day for fines.
Start a Stargirl Club to promote Random Acts of Kindness. Give out
bookmarks with instructions
Make an effort to know your students by name.
Become a mentor for students who need special attention.
Put up a media wall with helpful school/community brochures. The
AASL produces some brochures
for parents, Administrators, teachers, and students on the importance of school libraries.
Have a contest. Give Prizes. Guess the candy in a jar, monthly drawings. Twilight Trivia. At the release of each Twilight movie, we had a quiz about the book and gave away prizes such as Twilight themed t-shirts, calendars, and tickets to see the movie.
Make sure reading is represented in your school's Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR's)
o Folktales and Fairytales (with St. Patrick’s Day)
o Fairytales Retold, “Happily Ever After?”
o Read Across America Week – Read to a child today!
o Books for Boys and Books for Girls
o Oh, The Places you will go (Travel Guides)
Read Across America Week
. Let your teachers know about what is happening in the announcements or a newsletter.
Organize a field trip of students to read to lower grade levels or your special education classes.
Give everyone who visits the library this week a raffle ticket to win free books.
Get community members to come to your library and read books to your students. Local sports organizations may be willing to help (One year we got the Angel's Strike Force to come and read).
Host a book fair. I have used
. You can also host an in-store event with
Barnes and Noble
. Make a
Book Fair Bulletin Board
to advertise the books.
Use a student crew to help set up and take down. Reward them with books.
Give away books to teachers who participate in the classroom library wish list (Scholastic gives an incentive for this).
Host a family event and partner with a student group to provide childcare for parents. We have used Latino Club, Octagon Club, Avid, Cheerleaders, and students in Child Development classes (ROP).
Let Teachers nominate students for reading awards. Give away books to the students with your book fair proceeds (
Read 50 Ways to Love your Library
, produced by the Saskatchewan School Library Association, Fall 2008.
Have a student wish list available on the counter and online and keep a list of student requests to purchase when funds become available. Publicize your wish list on
Develop recommended reading lists for quick reader's advisory. See the
Start a parent bookshelf in your parent center.
Create a Library Brochure of services to pass out at the parent night for incoming students.
Teen Tech Week
Richton Park Public Library
had a teen blog workshop.
Promote Teen Tech Week all year long
Make sure your school has a technology plan to update technology as funding comes available. Report on the status of your technology yearly to the principal so they are aware of what is available for teachers and staff.
Make sure you have your database passwords available all year long near the search stations.
Read Deb Stanley's
Advocacy Through Action
o Multicultural (International Week)
o Funny Books (April Fool’s)
o Poetry (National Poetry Month)
o National Library Week (books that involve libraries or librarians)
Partner with an English or Art Teacher to make a poetry museum (Suzanne Rahn)
Hold an event during Open House such as an "Open Mic" or "Poetry Slam"
Celebrate a poem in my pocket day.
Go to a PTSA Meeting and talk about the services your library offers to improve student achievement.
If you care about it, blog about it. I am a guest blogger at the
Testing season begins. Have a test preparation workshop. Gale's Testing and Education Reference Center has great test prep materials.
Create a testing tips bookmark or handout. Here's a sample from
Read this Blog:
Start a library club of students to help with advocacy efforts. Have students write letters to your School Board and Superintendent about how the library has helped their academic achievement.
Publish a poetry journal.
Read the Blog:
AASL's Advocacy Tip of the Day
. Sign up to receive the
AASL Advocacy Tip of the Day
Phone a legislator:
Dianne Feinstein (D)
Washington, D.C. Office:
331 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-0504
San Francisco Office:
One Post Street,
San Francisco, California 94104
Barbara Boxer (D)
Washington, D.C. Office:
112 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-0505
70 Washington Street,
Oakland, California 94607
Find out who your Congressmen are and e-mail or write them a letter about the importance of funding libraries. You can look up your Congressmen and other local leaders on the
NEA Legislative Action Center
Write a letter to the editor in your local paper in support of libraries. Feature a program at your library that has made an impact on student literacy or expose the lack of support of libraries and it's impact on students access to books and reading.
does this all the time in support of libraries. He has posted his letters for reference on his site. See more
Books and Articles by Stephen D. Krashen
University of Southern California
California Library Association's advocacy site
to see what legislative items need your action now!
Purchase school spirit wear.
Make READ Posters for your Staff
Purchase celebrity READ posters from the ALA Graphics Store
Make READ Posters for your Students
Host an Author Visit. Check with your local Barnes and Noble to see what authors they have visiting that might be willing to do a school visit for free.
Get involved politically by contacting your legislators about library related issues. The 2012 National Library Legislative Day is quickly approaching. The event will be held on April 23 & 24 at the
in Washington, D.C.
Promote NLLD 2012 with this flyer
National Library Legislative Day
YALSA Advocacy Tools
ALA Washington Office
Put together a
manual that has all the district documents that pertain to the library as well as any written policies you have developed. This may come in handy when you need to justify why you do things a certain way.
Jackie Siminitus' Advocacy Blog
Change bulletin boards and displays
o Be a Sport, Turn in your books on time
o Memorial Day Armed forces Display
o “Choose Your Adventure” Adventure Books
o “Make your Escape” Crime Thrillers
Teacher Appreciation Week. Leave treats in areas where teachers frequent, such as the lounge or copy room. School supplies are always needed and never expire.
If you find a must read curriculum book or fiction book, gift as many copies as you can to staff members.
Troll the friends of the library book sales from your public libraries and find good deals to release in your Bookcrossing Zone, or to start a "one book" book club. Advertise to teachers as free books for summer reading.
Teen Librarian's Toolbox
for great shelf-talker signs and programming ideas.
If you have a reading program such as Accelerated Reader or Reading Counts, reward your top readers or develop a reading program to support it.
Display student's college acceptance letters.
Mark your summer calendar to participate in
, when your congressmen are at home in their district office.
Find out what programs your local public libraries are running over the summer and advertise them.
Find out when your PTSA has elections. Welcome the new president and offer your assistance. Know their e-mail and phone number. Communicate often.
Change Bulletin Boards and Displays
o Advertise summer reading programs for your public libraries “Don’t get dumber in the summer – READ!”
o Summer Reading Lists
o College/careers: Who do you want to be?
o Goodbye and Good luck to Seniors
o College Acceptances
Promote the summer reading list of your school. If there isn't one, then make your own "must read this summer" list.
Make sure you get a yearbook from the yearbook staff. Maintain an archive of all yearbooks. This may be the only record of school history.
Subscribe to local papers. Post any news articles about the school on a bulletin board, or keep a scrapbook on the counter.
regarding who can view yearbooks and make copies. This is especially important if someone famous attended your school.
Toot your own horn. Pass it on...Share everything you do with the library community. Your ideas will help other librarians improve their program.
Professional Networking with listservs, they usually can answer every patron's "stumper." CALIBK12, YALSABK, LM_NET.
If you will be returning to your position next year, be sure to thank all your library supporters. Use the
AASL's School Library Program Health Toolkit
to build a long term advocacy plan.
Have a party for your TA's, Friends of the Library or Library Club.
Count up your library use from the year's sign in sheets. Report to the principal how highly used your facility is.
Write a library plan for your library and make sure to share it with key administrators.
Attend the year end awards banquet and give a reading award for your top reader.
Give a summary of the year's library programs to your PTSA president so they know how you have contributed to academic achievement.
Help your teachers collect textbooks with these
. Put out an all call informing parents that all textbooks are due prior to finals.
Allow summer check outs for returning students and teachers. Start a "Don't get dumber in the summer" book club using "
" or "summer series."
Do professional reading over the summer. A good place to start is
by Janice Gilmore-See. Libraries Unlimited. 2010.
One of my new resolutions is to figure out some things I can do over the summer so that September is not so hectic. Here are some ideas:
Board Meeting Defense of TLs- Chaffey District.doc
Students Will Miss Without a Teacher Librarain
Act 4 School Libraries
AASL School Library Advocacy Task Force
Mrs. G's Advocacy Blog
Mrs. G's Advocacy Links on Delicious
30min Video "PMAD-Stephen Krashen 03/14/2011" Failing Schools, Literacy and Poverty:
Article on Maine TL to State Senate:
AASL Advocacy Brochures
ALA Advocacy Toolkit
ALA Frontline Advocacy University
ALA Frontline Advocacy Toolkit for School Libraries
CSLA Bestsellers Campaign
CSLA Toolkit for Advocacy and Action
School Library Advocacy
Illustrated slogans from CSLA posted by Marie Slim (as seen in
School Library Journal
Advocacy Day 2010 Webinar
Library Advocacy Day Site
Library Advocacy Day FAQ
2010 Action Needed to support school libraries
District Dispatch: News for Friends of Libraries
Locate your California State Representatives
Contact your U.S. Elected Officials
Tips for a successful meeting with your Elected Officials
ALA Legislative Action Center
YALSA Advocacy Talking Points
YALSA Advocacy Brochure
Compiled at CSLA 2005 by Ellie Goldstein-Erickson
Published by the AASL, a division of the American Library Association
Education Code section 18100 requires districts to "provide
school library services
for the pupils and teachers of the district by establishing and maintaining
or by contractual arrangements with another public agency." The Education Code further requires in Section 18103 that "the libraries shall be open to the use of the teachers and of the pupils of the school district during the school day."
Jackie Siminitus Blog: Library Advocate
California School Library Association
VP-Communications and Project Manager
Taken from a CALIBk12 posting by Marie Slim on 3-13-2011
Here was my plan of action, that I may put into place if I lose my first battle.
1) Each TL or Para creates a spreadsheet of any and all stakeholders who would be willing to be a CSLA "Best Seller"
for their school's library. I have this spreadsheet for myself and it includes about 150 people I know who would be comfortable in doing this.
2) Send an "opt out" letter to each of these potential "Best Sellers." I created this letter and sent it to about 10 people so far. None of those people asked to "opt out" of being a Best Seller.
3) Create a Google Form to collect responses OR create a paper form:
my example at:
4) Register your BestSellers at:
This link is off of:
5) Create an 8.5" x 11" sheet with your Bestsellers' quotes (Bestseller Story) and names. Hopefully you'll have to use 5 point font because you'll have so many. Send this sheet out to teachers, students, parents, staff, everyone!
6) Decide on the five major myths that district admin may use to dissipate support for school libraries and create a sheet to answer these. Mine is at:
7) Use the ELA CST Testing info that TL's Connie Joyce and Sarah Bosler compiled to show that what we do is 11% of the English Language Arts CST Testing.
8) Do something BIG! T-shirts, Slogan, "pink day", buttons, walk out, supermarket Q&A's, Ask your UNION what they are going to do for you that is BIG. Get all your "Best Sellers" to come together in one place, put it on Facebook, Twitter, make it a school library flash mob. Get the newspapers to cover this. Get the TV networks too. Get LOTS of pictures. Send these pics to news agencies. Create a press release. Ask all CSLA members to join you. Ask CSLA members to register BestSEllers on your behalf. I have quite a few friends in Los Angeles who would be an LAUSD bestseller if you just say the word.
9) Do come to the CSLA SS Workshop and garner support there. Bring your buttons and fliers and invitations to sit-ins, etc. and you will find supporters! CSLA SS Workshop info at:
As Jane Lofton said, Glen Warren, Janice Gilmore-See and the always-uplifting Barbara Jeffus will be there to give guidance and support.
10) Contact your CSLA SS Region Rep and let them know how you would like their support. If there are any CSLA SS funds available for Advocacy, how would they best be spent? Let your Region Rep know!!! Emails of Region Reps are here:
- - click on your region # on the righthand side (the navigation bar) LAUSD is region #2 and region #3 West LA is region 2 and East LA is region #3.
11) Continue to be the best TEACHER-Librarian you can be. It is so hard in the face of all this adversity. Try to work smarter (together) rather than harder and do make time to treat yourself with respect as well. Eat, sleep, surround yourself with good people. Have a pity-party, as I am prone to do. But then hop up and do what our students need. My heart is with you Annette!
CSLA SS Secretary
Teacher-Librarian (Tri-brarian), FJUHSD
Troy High School
Sunny Hills High School
Fullerton Union High School
"Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is." --
Jedi Master Yoda
check this out: "Circulate This! Stories from the
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