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In this discussion and activity-based online workshop, we will use Linking for Learning, 4th edition to consider practical strategies for communicating the value of school libraries to decision-makers and stake-holders. No matter your role in your school or district you have impact on your students' learning. Is your library a "best-kept secret?"Topics:-How can we use research to communicate the benefits of a school library/librarian?-What is the collaborative role of school librarians and administrators in creating a culture of learning?-What is an effective school library? How do I communicate value to stake-holders?-How can I use Linking For Learning, 4th edition, to positively impact my school library and make a growth plan that I can share with stakeholders?Goals1. Examine your current and potential role in the school’s culture of learning2. Learn strategies for communicating the value of libraries and librarians to stakeholders3. Identify the needs of your school library and develop a process for addressing the needs
Participants will be required to complete a small amount of pre-work before the day of the event. More instructions will follow leading up to the workshop.
Register by: 5/13/2020
Each participant will need a copy of Linking For Learning, 4th edition. If you do not have a copy of Linking For Learning, please e-mail Joe Filapek at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to May 13th to arrange for purchase. The cost is $36. RAILS is partnering with the Illinois State Library, an ISBE approved provider, to provide PDH credit to those maintaining an Illinois teaching certification. Four professional development hours (PDHs) will be available for attending this workshop. An evaluation form must be submitted prior to receiving credit hours.Registration is open to school librarians from RAILS or IHLS members libraries.
Categories: Advocacy, My Library Is, School Libraries
This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.
Last day to cancel registrations is: 5/20/2020
Questions? Please contact Joe Filapek.
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