Keeping a library program vital requires regular reflection about current practices and a willingness to implement changes that will position the library and library staff should they be threatened with elimination. Simply Indispensable: An Action Guide for School Librarians helps librarians do just that. The book begins with an explanation of the need to act and then offers a systematic approach to taking action. Each chapter is devoted to an active path: attracting patrons; interacting with teachers, parents, administrators, and the community; communicating; reacting to qsituations;q working for reinstatement if the worst happens, and more. The book covers advocacyafrom the subtle exercise of developing excellent programs to the overt outreach of Legi-Days. Additionally, there is specific information about what to do when the RIF notice or pink slip arrives or if cuts are made, including how to properly close a library. After putting these actions into effect, school librarians will have a cadre of supporters ready to speak for them should the need arise.INDIANA Indiana Department of Education http://www.doe.state.in.us/ Teachera#39;s certificate requiredateacher of library and ... specific to libraries, http://dc.doe.in. gov/Standards/Academic Standards/StandardSearch.aspx Indiana Library Federation, ... of Education http://www.maine.gov/education/index.shtml None mandated None directly 680:1 State Guidelines for School Libraries in the United States 11.
|Title||:||Simply Indispensable: An Action Guide for School Librarians|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2010-08-13|