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Monday Means Advocacy: Students April 28, 2014

Posted by Deanna Harris in Advocacy.
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Students are the heart and soul of our library media programs.  The students are the reason that we come to work every day, that we read the latest and greatest children’s and YA literature, that we share way cool instructional technology tools, and that we work so hard to manage and lead incredible literacy, media, and technology programs.

So how can we get students to own the library media center and to own the teaching and learning that happens there as theirs?

  • Students should be represented on your literacy, media and technology committees.
  • Students should be represented on your school’s leadership and school improvement teams to voice concerns and ideas about literacy, media and technology.
  • Student learning should be highlighted in all displays, events, and activities in the media center.
  • Students should be involved in managing the library media center.
  • Students should be involved in planning programs and events.

How do you involve students so that they become lifelong learners and lifelong advocates of school libraries?


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