Four Ways to Advocate for School Libraries

School librarians can make the case for library funding by showing how they help students learn and proving how they build vital collaborative relationships with teachers. During a Connected Educator Month edWeb webinar about making the case for school libraries, Michelle Luhtala, head librarian at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, discussed four key ways to build the case for funding:

  • Emphasize school librarians’ instructional partnerships role.
  • Make clear the role of school librarians in integrating technology into education.
  • Discuss the importance of school librarians’ expertise as information specialists.
  • Focus on how critical it is to transform the school library into a welcoming and enriching physical space.

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