Workshop on Creating School Library Champions
Saving School Librarian Positions
Transforming Decision Makers into School Library Champions was presented at the 2013 AASL Conference in Hartford, CT, by Dr. Mary Kay Biagini and Deb Kachel, as a half-day preconference program. Click here to be directed to the PowerPoint, handouts and activities.
Assn. for Library Services to Children Resources
How to identify issues and build messages to make salient, critical points with target audiences. Examples for 9 different stakeholders.
"Identify Key Stakeholders"
Identifies primary and secondary stakeholders
"Build Relationships with Stakeholders"
Advice on building relationships
"School Officials Plan to Restore Librarian Positions"
It's a multi-year plan that calls for filling the high school and middle school librarian positions next year.
Posted by Terry Date in the Swampscott Patch (MA) January 22, 2014
Kachel, Debra E. “Proactive Strategies for Maintaining School Library Programs, Part 1.” School Library Monthly 31.2 (Nov. 2014):29-31.
"The article focuses on the two strategies needed by school librarians to maintain school library programs, such as the proactive strategies and reactive strategies. Topics discussed include student's right to school libraries, improvement of the ownership and recognition of school librarian and program, and focus on strategies on stakeholders who have influence on library staffs, budgets, and resources." EBSCOhost
Kachel, Debra E. “Reactive Strategies for Maintaining School Library Programs, Part 2.” School Library Monthly 31.3 (Dec. 2014/Jan. 2015):29-31.
"The article discusses successful strategies that have worked for maintaining school library programs in Pennsylvania. Suggestions include organizing a meeting of district librarians and some strong teacher advocates when there is a staffing change, gathering information to be used in talking points or for publicity, and developing talking points for community advocates to save library programs." EBSCOhost