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Advocating for Libraries & Media Centers - Chapter Summary
This chapter allows you to develop a stronger understanding of the way in which library programs and services are promoted to school administrators and students as well as the community. You will learn more about the role library media specialists play in the promotion and advocacy processes.
In addition, you will find out more about the ways in which the needs of library users can be evaluated and met. After you finish your study of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain library services and events to those in and outside the school
- Discuss the collaborative and advocacy roles of library media specialists
- Use strategies to ensure that the needs of library patrons are identified and met
The video and text lessons in this chapter offer a convenient way to learn more about these topics, as they are accessible 24/7 from any device and offer the ability to print transcripts if desired. This material is presented by expert instructors who can be reached with any questions by using a contact form. Self-assessment quizzes help you recognize whether you're ready for the next lesson as you progress through the chapter.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Communicating with Library Users About Needs & Interests
As a school library media specialist, you can do a better job if you find out more about your patrons' needs and interests. This lesson discusses what you can do to keep these important lines of communication open.
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Other chapters within the GACE Media Specialist (601): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Development & Learning Theories
- Types of Literature
- Overview of Literature for Children & Young Adults
- Instructional Models & Literacy Promotion
- Fundamentals of Instructional Design
- Selecting, Acquiring & Maintaining Library Resources
- Library Resource Organization
- Library Media Program & Service Administration
- Library Media Policies & Procedures
- Using Georgia's Library Resources
- Using & Validating Library Resources
- Technology Use in the Classroom
- Equal Access & Ethical Use of Library Information
- Legislation & Court Cases in School Library Media
- Professional Development for Library Media Specialists
- GACE Media Specialist Flashcards