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Wednesday, February 15

  1. page Advocacy edited ... Day 94: Make sure to attend your site's staff development days so you know what is going on. L…
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    Day 94: 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.
    Day 95: Get to know your public librarian, especially those offering teen/children's services.
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    your accomplishments. Here's a really good template to get started: Barbara R. Blackburn, Blackburn Consulting Group
    Day 97: Join the Leadership Team.
    Day 98: 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.
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  2. page Weeding edited WEEDING Awful Library Books Thriftbooks will take some used books: Lisa Pollock Western Region…
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    Awful Library Books
    Thriftbooks will take some used books:
    Lisa Pollock
    Western Regional Library Account Manager
    7631 N Upland Drive Portland, OR 97203
    cell: 541.778.3852
    office: 253-275-2241 X 7168
    fax: 253.322.6164
    email: lpollock@thriftbooks.com
    http://www.thriftbooks.com/library/

    Newsletter article:
    Ever wonder why libraries "throw books away?" While shelving books at Western's library, I came across a book titled Computers: Their Operation and Applications by Edmund Callis Berkeley. This book was published in 1956, and was shelved in the Mathematics section (before the Dewey Decimal System was revised to hold computers in the 004-006 section).
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    Awful Library Books

    Newsletter article:
    Ever wonder why libraries "throw books away?" While shelving books at Western's library, I came across a book titled Computers: Their Operation and Applications by Edmund Callis Berkeley. This book was published in 1956, and was shelved in the Mathematics section (before the Dewey Decimal System was revised to hold computers in the 004-006 section).
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Friday, January 6

Wednesday, January 4

  1. page Advocacy edited ... Survival/Adventure stories Day 76: Have a Textbook covering workshop. Get local grocery store…
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    Survival/Adventure stories
    Day 76: 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 textbook wiki.
    Day 77: #Advocacy. Post interesting
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    to your Facebook Friends. Make a friends of the library facebook page if your district policy allows. Here's a nice one from Gale Middle School.Professional Learning Network. Twitter #4CSLA find me @hgruenthal
    Day 78: Promote school activities on a bulletin board or designate a wall for student flyers and announcements.
    Day 79: Participate in school Pep Rally events such as faculty sports games.
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Monday, January 2

  1. page Advocacy edited ... Day 179: Allow summer check outs for returning students and teachers. Start a "Don't get …
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    Day 179: Allow summer check outs for returning students and teachers. Start a "Don't get dumber in the summer" book club using "book bundles" or "summer series."
    Day 180: Do professional reading over the summer. A good place to start is Simply Indispensable by Janice Gilmore-See. Libraries Unlimited. 2010.
    Summer Vacation!!
    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:

    Resources:
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  2. page Advocacy edited ... Day 114: Get community members to come to your library and read books to your students. Local …
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    Day 114: 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).
    Week 24
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    and Noble. Make a Book Fair Bulletin Board to advertise the books.
    Day 116: Use a student crew to help set up and take down. Reward them with books.
    Day 117: Give away books to teachers who participate in the classroom library wish list (Scholastic gives an incentive for this).
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  3. page Advocacy edited ... A (school) year of Advocacy. A day by day guide to advertising your program and making an impa…
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    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
    Order AASL Advocacy Pack for $9 shipping
    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.
    September
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  4. page Advocacy edited ... By Heather Gruenthal and Marie Slim A (school) year of Advocacy. A day by day guide to advert…
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    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
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    Advocacy from AASL:
    Advocacy is a long-term, deliberate plan that is designed to build stakeholder support. True advocacy is when stakeholders stand up and speak out on behalf of a cause, idea, program or organization.
    Stakeholder support is built through program design, marketing and education. It is the job of school librarians to design programs around stakeholder needs and to educate stakeholders about how school libraries connect to stakeholders’ priorities. Data and evidence are key educational tools as school librarians work to educate stakeholders about the school library’s role in preparing students to live work and learn in the 21st Century.
    Key idea: School librarians need to be cautious when advocating for their own programs and jobs. When school librarians speak out for libraries or librarians, it can sound whiny and self-serving. However, to advocate for students and student learning is meaningful and far more likely to be effective and is a necessary piece of the advocacy puzzle.
    http://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslissues/toolkits/slmhealthandwellness#step1
    AASL
    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.
    September
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