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"It was from my own early experience that I decided there was no use to which money could be applied so productive of good to girls and boys who have good within them and ability and ambition to develop it as the founding of a public library."


Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist


LIBRARY MEDIA, RESEARCH, STUDY SKILLS, LIBRARY 2.0


BREAKING NEWS FROM THE PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE:
Study links libraries with test scores! Now there's a big surprise!http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/education/study-students-with-access-to-full-time-librarians-do-better-663699/
ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM RESOURCES

Duquesne Light Company offers this Use Your Voice document on their website. It offers "how tos" on letter writing to legislators and their contact information. It's updated after each election.

https://www.duquesnelight.com/DLDocs/InsideDuquesneLight/Community/GovernmentAffairs/AlleghenyCounty.pdf



Library Advocate's Handbook from ALA:



Talking Points to use with your legislator:



The American Library Association offers the following practical tools to guide advocacy efforts. Warning: it's a 40 page document!


Need some quotable facts (along with the statistical backup) about libraries? Here's a treasure trove!



Just the facts on libraries!



Friendraising Fund Raiser$ from A to Z+:



Stephanie Vance, the Advocacy Guru, is author of four books on advocacy, including the recently released “Citizens in Action: A Guide to Influencing Government” and a former Capitol Hill Staff Director. She believes that “Government Isn’t Broken,” and she trains advocates on how to work the system and beat the odds. Find free articles, sign up for her Advocacy Tipsheet and learn how she can help you at www.advocacyguru.com

http://advocacyguru.com/resources/tipsheet/#not


What can legislators do for me and my library and what can't they do?

http://advocacyguru.com/resources/faqs/


Supporting one of our nation's most important resources:

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/


Quotes about libraries for activists:

http://libraryquotes.org/quotes/activists-benefactors

Musings on information and life:

http://catseye-redhead.blogspot.com/2011/09/cpd23-thing-16-advocacy-and-activism.html


How to effect change in librarianship:

http://www.radicalreference.info/nycsalon/september2007


Personal Branding for Librarians

http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/features/11062012/personal-branding-librarians


More guidelines for advocacy:









Want to learn more about the relationship between the Common Core Standards and the Standards for the 21st Century Learner? Here's the link to the ALA Crosswalk:

http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/commoncorecrosswalk


School libraries support school achievement and here's the proof:

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/school-libraries-support-student-achievement-0



CHECK OUT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (YALSA):

www.ala.org

Well, here's a mind-blowing concept: a Wiki for librarians who Blog:
http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/links/index.php?title=School_libraries

BLOGS FOR LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALISTS:

This one's called the "Never Ending Search" and for good reason!:
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/

Nonfiction matters and we all know it does:
http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/nonfictionmatters

Hey, comics are fun and can be used as a learning tool. Check it out:
http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/goodcomicsforkids/2010/08/06/all-ages-comics-and-manga-for-8410/

How about this one: it's a Blog, it's a Wiki, it's a great resource:
http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/links/index.php?title=School_libraries

MARCH 6-10 IS TEEN TECH WEEK

Visit www.http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/teentechweek/ttw11/home11.cfm for more information.

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Visit the Academy of American Poets at http://www.poets.org for more details

APRIL 12-18 IS NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

Visit http://www.ala.org/nlw. for ways to celebrate. This year's theme is: World's Connect @ Your Library

MAY 11-17 IS CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK

Children's Book Week is May 11-17. It will be here before we know it and the ALSC Public Awareness Committee is excited to bring you lots of free and creative ideas for celebrating using materials found in the Kids! @ your library® tool kit!
In the toolkit, you'll find lots of games and activities that will make planning easier than ever! Check out the reader's theater scripts of The Library Dragon and The Chicken and the Librarian. You'll also find a great Mad Lib game that will thrill your patrons! The tool kit can be found here:http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/initiatives/kidscampaign/kidstoolkit.cfm Don't forget that the tool kit features lots of free artwork that will make celebrating this year's Children's Book Week fit into any budget!

MAY 11 & 12 NATIONAL LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

This is the week to become an advocate for both public and school libraries. Visit http://www.ala.org/washoff to find out how you can approach your legislators to fund libraries to a higher level. Research data show that in tough economic times libraries are an even more important source of information, leisure and learning activities as well as places to use technology to connect with resources of all sorts.

LIBRARY MEDIA SYLLABI AND CURRICULUM SAMPLES:












The 21st Century Learner inquires, thinks critically and gains knowledge; draws conclusions and makes informed decisions; shares knowledge and pursues personal and aesthetic growth as described in this booklet from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL):


This document provides the Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning from the American Association of School Librarians and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology:


This is a guide for library advocacy:


Florida's K-12 Schools have identified a rubric for 21st Century Library Media Programs:


This PowerPoint presentation shows how to leverage the library media program to create 21st century learners:


PUBLIC AGENDA PROJECT FUNDED BY GATES FOUNDATION:
This is a Public Agenda Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with support from Americans for Libraries Council which provides a fresh look at public and leadership attitudes about libraries in the 21st Century. http://www.publicagenda.org:


Ways that public libraries help local businesses compete:


Why the Internet is just the beginning of technology in libraries:


Five things community leaders should know about libraries and the public:


Teens are always in motion and learning in motion is a sampling of teen library programs:


This document from the Urban Libraries Council showcases Chicago stories of community building and the lessons learned from each:


This resource kit was prepared by the Public Relations Committee of the Texas Library Association and can be useful in Pennsylvania also:


21st Century Librarian at Work in a School Today

Check out this link to a New York Times video download that demonstrates how school librarians can connect kids with information: http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/02/15/arts/1194837851726/the-21st-century-librarian.html
Measuring up to standards; the impact of school library programs and information literacy in Pennsylvania schools:


Shift Happens 3

Here's the latest version of Shift Happens. A forward look at what we all have to look forward to. Maybe it's now!




This is an A-Z list of fund raisers useful for public libraries:


This PowerPoint PDF introduces multiple social networking sites: