The Truth About School Library Advocacy
Today, I am talking about the latter, the boots, or super cute booties, on-the-ground librarians who are most likely doing advocacy work without even realizing it. Because, while we need those who are doing the legislative work at the national, state, and local levels, the Truth is that the most important library advocacy starts with changing the culture at the school level. And, that doesn’t happen when laws are changed, or new or additional funding streams are found, it happens from within. See, it’s not always about the money honey!
The TRUTH is that the most important library advocacy starts with changing the culture at the school level!
Why branding your school library matters
I did not believe that there was an easier citation tool than easybib. It was my go to citation generator in college, graduate school, as an ILA teacher and as a librarian...and it failed me this school year.
The ads were distracting to my middle school students, the pop-up videos were a hindrance to the work we had to accomplish in a 50 minute class period; and I could see the mounting frustration in my students' faces as they ran into roadblock after roadblock trying to use what I kept telling them was the best option out there. But, boy was I wrong!
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Quick and Easy MLA and APA Citations
It is not a myth my friends. The new tool I found really is all that and a bag of chips! It has truly changed my students outlook on having to complete a works cited page or bibliography.
I and my students are officially hooked on a free citation tool called mybib.com. This is a FREE, no advertising sidebar, pop-up absent, MLA and APA citation generator for students.
If you want to read more about how my students are taking notes for research, or just need a place for students to apply their use of mybib.com, check out this posting about Teaching Research in the Middle School Classroom.
Disclaimer: I am in no way sponsored by this resource, nor am I paid in anyway to promote it. These thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
Hi! I'm Sarah, a school librarian and former middle school English teacher. I empower school librarians to use branding and marketing skills in order to build culture, get visible and advocate for their library.