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Is Your School Library a Pebble or a Boulder? Making your Library "Rock" Through Publicity and Advocacy Joanne F. Christensen Marianne F. Bates UELMA 2011.

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1 Is Your School Library a Pebble or a Boulder? Making your Library "Rock" Through Publicity and Advocacy Joanne F. Christensen Marianne F. Bates UELMA 2011

2 Thoughts “Less help? Less money? Less resources? So what do we do about it? Look to each other - to network, share, talk, advocate. No one tells our stories better than we do. “Less help? Less money? Less resources? So what do we do about it? Look to each other - to network, share, talk, advocate. No one tells our stories better than we do. “Let’s get out of our comfort zones and do more with less. We can still make library memories “Let’s get out of our comfort zones and do more with less. We can still make library memories that will last a lifetime and teach our kids that librarians do care about them and are always around to help. Because we DO make a difference.” --Lanell Rabner that will last a lifetime and teach our kids that librarians do care about them and are always around to help. Because we DO make a difference.” --Lanell Rabner

3 Department Meetings Develop collaborative lessons collaborative lessonscollaborative lessons Show books and provide book lists book listsbook lists Scheduling In-service

4 Collaboration Book carts to room Sharing ideas—content, technology Help for substitutes substitutes Aid with the new Common Core Common CoreCommon Core

5 Collaboration Requests Book Orders Book Orders

6 Meeting With Principal Program—overview of curriculum taught Program—overview of curriculum taught Budget—needs, how spent Alert—special activities, problems special activitiesproblemsspecial activitiesproblems Planning—long term goals “Bring the principal on board early and win support.” (Adapted from an E-mail from Sharyl Smith, March 15, 2011)

7 Bulletin Boards & Displays

8 Book Fairs Teacher “Wish Lists” Book fair book talks Activities to bring in shoppers Thank you gifts Showing New Books to Teachers

9 Book Talks Reading classes, by genre Social studies—historical fiction, multi- cultural Book Recommendations Book Recommendations and Reading Blog Reading Blog Book Recommendations Reading Blog “Speed dating with books” PowerPoints with book trailers PowerPoints with book trailers

10 Bookmarks Highsmith Bookmarks Scented Bookmarks Bookmarks Designed by Deb Herget Herriman High

11 Real Men Read Real Men Read Bonneville High Real Men Read Book club for male students and faculty T-ShirtsRefreshments Held early in the morning Preston Warren, an English teacher, said, "It's good for the students to see that reading continues on throughout your life.” The girls were also asking for a club, so the Laker Book Club was begun. --Rosette’ Acord, 2010 UELMA LM Teacher of the Year

12 Book Clubs Read same book Read same genre BookBook Chats Book Invite outside guest Skype or invite an author

13 Newsletter Articles New arrivals in the library Announcements Policies and procedures Research tips

14 Multimedia Presentations Animoto Picture Trail Picture Trail Glogster Want more info? Check out our UCET presentation! UCET presentation!UCET presentation!

15 School Website

16 School TV & Newspaper Warrior News Warrior News Newspaper Articles Lunch Hour Broadcasts

17 Social Media Blog Wiki Facebook Twitter

18 School Announcements from Your Phone Instant hold arrivals Book club announcements Book Fair

19 Club Rush Week Poster Book marks Sign up sheet

20 Email and Letters to Parents Research Library Activities

21 Letters LegislatorsGovernor Newspapers “I taught English early in my [26 year] career and U.S. History and U.S. Government and Citizenship for most of my career, and I could not have done so without the media centers, and the individuals who managed them and taught library-media skills. Thanks for everything you do for the children in your school and for the teachers who teach them.” “I taught English early in my [26 year] career and U.S. History and U.S. Government and Citizenship for most of my career, and I could not have done so without the media centers, and the individuals who managed them and taught library-media skills. Thanks for everything you do for the children in your school and for the teachers who teach them.” --Rep. Joel Briscoe --Rep. Joel Briscoe (response to email from MFB) (response to email from MFB)

22 Teaching & Sharing Technology Skills Emails to teachers (individual or mass) One-to-one mentoring One-to-one mentoring Faculty meeting or inservice inservice

23 Teachers New faculty orientation New faculty orientation District new teacher orientation District new teacher orientation New arrivals email to teachers.

24 Events for Students Brownies & Books Veteran’s Day Event Author events Christine Hunsaker Roy High

25 Faculty Events Mike Goodman Book(ies ) and Cookies FAB (Andrea Woodring) ($75) Chili, Nacho Cheese, & Dessert from Costco Chili, Nacho Cheese, & Dessert from Costco Close library during lunch Close library during lunch Leftovers for kids- books & desserts Leftovers for kids- books & desserts Andrea Woodring Bonneville High Mike Goodman Mt. Jordan Middle

26 Leadership School Community Council Land Trust Committee Technology Committee Library Committees Community Outreach Community Outreach Laurel Harris, Jordan High, UELMA Librarian of 2011

27 Library Itself Warm and friendly staff Comfortable furniture Welcoming atmosphere Electronic picture frame Reading quotes

28 Images “Veteran’s Day.” “Mt. Jordan Jr. High.” { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "http://images.slideplayer.com/8/2422464/slides/slide_28.jpg", "name": "Images Veteran’s Day. Mt. Jordan Jr.", "description": "High.

29 Problems Moving to CH Do we have enough carts for LCDs? Do we have enough DVD/VCR players? Which books should we take? Will the computers fit in the space? Can the students at Butler use the CH library? Back


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