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April is School Library Month April 4, 2013

Posted by cstarkey in AASL News, Advocacy, Check this out!, School Library Month.

Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s educational career. The 2013 celebration marks the 28th annual AASL-sponsored School Library Month and the SLM committee has developed new videos, advocacy activities, and suggestions that are available on the SLM 2013 page.


Carla Crews and Carolyn Starkey, librarians at Shades Valley High School / Jefferson County IB School / Shades Valley Technical Academies in Alabama,  not only wanted to highlight the “communities matter @ yourlibrary” theme but take the opportunity to advocate creatively for their program.

Having been busy teaching the Freshmen Studies classes to analyze data and create infographics with it, Carolyn and Carla devised a series of designs that utilized data from their library and posted them on a hallway bulletin board along with photos from throughout the year.

SVHS April Bulletin Board Cropped

Individual infographs highlighted:

Communities connected directly to the library….

SVHS Communities at Your Library

Services offered….

SVHS How Can We Help You

Expenditure of librarians’ time…

SVHS Librarians Time

Items owned and total dollar investment in library…

SVHS Items Owned

and finally, visitor statistics.

SVHS Visitors

Let us know what you are doing for School Library Month 2013. We’ll post it on the blog!


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