what are leadership dispositions (knowledge, persistence, commitment, and more),
and how can they help me in my library day-to-day? That’s just one of three
videos in this section. Videos on Communication and Visions of the Future are
as outlined in the Advocacy module of the toolkit, AASL’s Five Step Planning Model begins with a
goal. Once the goal is identified the five steps are:
While these steps don’t seem like rocket science, they do
simplify the process of planning your Advocacy program – and it is essential to
HAVE an Advocacy Plan mapped out to support everything you do now and
everything you want to build. There’s even a list of 10 Tough Questions that someone
might ask you – and the answers, like ready-written elevator speeches!
The Communication module offers tips for Marketing your program
INSIDE your school and OUTSIDE to the community. Very helpful. And the AASL
Learning for Life (L4L) program is tied in for maximum benefit on your campus.
So, the content modules are Leadership, Advocacy and
Communication. And then there is the most useful, hit-the-ground-running content
of all: Tools and Resources. Here you’ll find links to many AASL Advocacy
resources, including sample reports and graphics as well as a brilliant set of Talking
Points for 0-age 5, K-6th grade and 6th-12th
This new Toolkit offers a wealth of tools for school librarians
interested in beefing up their Advocacy Programs. Texas school librarians
should take full advantage of everything now at your fingertips.