IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge
IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge, August 21, 2014, Lyon, France
Increased defunding and destaffing of school libraries in public schools in the United States makes advocating for school library programs increasingly important. Practicing school librarians must develop an understanding of advocacy so they will know how and when to act for their program. Additionally, it is important to identify advocacy strategies so that strong advocacy plans may be developed. This study identifies the activities and practices of advocacy within the library programs of a group of practicing librarians. Findings suggest successful strategies of advocacy follow three themes: building awareness for the school library program, engagement of the librarian in the school culture, and building an indispensible program.
© 2014 Elizabeth A. Burns.
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Original Publication Citation
Burns, E. A. (2014, August 21). Practitioner strategies for effective advocacy engagement in the USA [Conference paper]. IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge. Lyon, France. https://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/910
Burns, Elizabeth Ann, "Practitioner Strategies for Effective Advocacy Engagement in the USA" (2014). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 313.