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1 Librarians Take Charge Transforming Decision Makers into Champions of the School Library Librarians Annual Retreat 2013 Janet Lanham, Resource Librarian

2 Session Agenda and Goals Why publicize? What, when, where, and how to publicize. Making an action plan!

3 Why? And because no one really understands what you do besides us, so you have to tell them! Communicate and Celebrate Advocacy Grows Advocates

4 What? Instructional Initiatives Programming Community Service New Technology Collaborations Awards Dedications

5 Decision Makers Administration Increased funding? More flex time? Colleagues More collaboration? SBDM support? Parents PTA support? Volunteers? Students More traffic = more circulation? Literacy gains? Greater community Favorable legislation? Champions

6 Testimonials?

7 When, Where, and How

8 Contact: Karen Pruitt Cataloger LMS Web Page!

9 Contact: Justin Willis Publications Specialist Monday Memo 20,000 people each week, including nearly 14,000 full-time JCPS employees. Deadline is noon on Tuesdays.

10 Contact: Thomas Pack Publications Specialist District Web Articles

11 Contact: Thomas Pack, Publications Specialist Parent Connection Monthly newsletter for parents/guardians, community leaders mailed to more than 70,000 homes and businesses. Articles focus on students and include information that parents/guardians can use to help their children academically succeed. Features include education tips from teachers and the Our Success is Public Knowledge section, which recognizes extraordinary students.

12 Contact: Doug Smith Video Technical Director/Producer Our Kids 30-minute, monthly television program that highlights JCPS students and school programs. Highlights exciting accomplishments and activities in our nationally recognized school system. Insight Channel 2 Insight Channel 15 Insight Channel 25 Insight Channel 98 Insight Digital Channel 138

13 Contact: Rick McDonough Courier Journal

14 Courier Journal

15 Don’t Forget! All that you do should support student achievement! Demonstrate standards alignment when you publicize!

16 Plan to be a headliner this year! Select a project or initiative. Select your date(s). Develop an outline / timeline. Identify / enlist your partners. Alert your administration. Keep partners updated. (Outlook Calendar) Contact your selected publications. Bask in the glow!

17 Need Ideas?

18 Get started!


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