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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Advocacy

A blueprint to the policies, standards, and procedures that enable library personnel to develop, organize, and manage exemplary school library programs.

Advocacy LibGuide Structure




Advocating for Your Library and Its Program

The structure for this LibGuide was inspired by Barbara Stripling's September/October 2014 American Libraries Magazine article:  Reimagining Advocacy for School Libraries:  Creating a strategy for getting out your message.  In order to get the most out of this LibGuide, we suggest accessing and reading the article.

In Reimagining Advocacy for School Libraries, Barbara Stripling identifies five pillars of library services around which all strong school library programs are built:

  1. Reading Guidance
  2. Instruction
  3. Access to Resources and Technology
  4. Library Environment (Physical and Virtual)
  5. Collaborative Partnerships (support for teaching and learning throughout the school)


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