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Ch 9: Access, Advocacy & Professional Development for Library Media Specialists

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Access, Advocacy & Professional Development for Library Media Specialists - Chapter Summary

We've created this chapter on professional development, access and advocacy for library media specialists to help you achieve your goals. A few of the subjects covered here include open access for library services, library media specialists as advocates, literature for media specialists and more. To make sure you've understood what you've studied, take a look at the lesson quizzes and comprehensive chapter test provided. These resources will help you identify any areas that need to be further reviewed before test day. You're welcome to reach out to one of our experts through the Dashboard if you come up with any questions you need help with. After finishing this chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Define equitable and open access for library services
  • Understand how a school library media program is promoted
  • Detail the role media specialists play as advocates
  • Outline professional organizations and literature available for media specialists
  • Identify the media specialist's role in professional development

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: Access, Advocacy & Professional Development for Library Media Specialists
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Equitable & Open Access for Library Services

1. Equitable & Open Access for Library Services

Libraries today are tasked with providing visitors equitable and open access to library materials. This lesson will discuss equitable and open access and provide suggestions for promoting both as part of a library program.

Promoting the School Library Media Program

2. Promoting the School Library Media Program

If you work in a school library, one of your jobs is to help other people understand how your program works and why it matters. This lesson discusses strategies you can use to promote school library media programs.

The Role of Library Media Specialists as Advocates

3. The Role of Library Media Specialists as Advocates

As a school library media specialist, one of your jobs is advocating for your program in the broader community. This lesson discusses the different ways a library media specialist can work as an advocate.

Professional Organizations & Literature for Media Specialists

4. Professional Organizations & Literature for Media Specialists

This lesson will discuss professional organizations and their publications/literature that are available for those involved in a school's Library Media Center.

The Library Media Specialist's Role in Professional Development

5. The Library Media Specialist's Role in Professional Development

The library media specialist plays a critical role in the professional development of other teachers by providing support and training on digital resources, instructional technology, and research materials. Learn how the library media specialist can provide unique professional development opportunities to teachers.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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