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Monday Means Advocacy: Communicating Our Professional Goals August 4, 2014

Posted by Deanna Harris in Advocacy.
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Each year we as school librarians set literacy, media and/or digital technology goals for our library media programs.  We set achievement goals for our students and instructional goals for ourselves to help students meet those achievement levels.  We also set goals to help us grow professionally.

But how do we communicate those professional goals to our community and stakeholders?  Are we utilizing all of our communication methods to let our school and community know our professional goals which will ultimately impact the students in our schools?

  • Staff presentations – Make sure we are on the agendas for those beginning of the year staff meetings.  Even a two-minute well-done video or PowerPoint can communicate to staff our goals for the new school year.
  • Social media – Posting that same presentation to our library media center Facebook or Twitter or blog allows folks to view at their leisure multiple times.  A well-done infographic about the year’s goals posted on social media is another great way to inform others.
  • Newsletters – Are we listing our goals in our media and technology newsletter? What about the PTA newsletter? What about other department newsletters (guidance, health/PE, etc.) where we show the collaboration with those teachers and staff and the overall impact to students?

What are other ways you choose to communicate your professional goals with students, staff, parents, and the community partners?


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