Imagine creating a whole month of content in the time it takes you to plan a library lesson?
Yes, YOU can do this!
You understand the importance of the school library program in your school. You also know that there is an incredible amount of planning that goes into advocating for your space in a way that doesn’t seem desperate or pushy.
It can feel really overwhelming to stare at the screen to try and figure out where to start planning your school library month activities. It's like looking at a full cart of books to be shelved and only a single block of planning in which to accomplish it.
I pulled together some of my favorite ideas, tips, templates and resources to help you pull off the best school library month advocacy campaign, in the shortest amount of time!
School Library Month Action Kit
The Essential Kit for Your School Library Month Advocacy Actions, including Canva Templates for Social Media, Weekly Themes & Tips, a Planning Calendar and Newsletter & Social Media Prompts
Quickly and easily create social media content with weekly themed templates for facebook, instagram and twitter to support your SLM goals all month.
Make planning a snap! With this calendar you can map out when to send emails, set up displays, conduct book talks, or post on social media with a planner aligned to each of the weekly themes.
Weekly Themes & Tips
Know exactly what you need to focus on each week on social, in email or in person as you share the magic of your program.
Newsletter & Social Media Prompts
Whether you post on social or use email, jumpstart your advocacy with prompts so you know exactly what you want to share with patrons each week. These prompts to take the guesswork out of what to write!
A Kit for Real School Librarians
The SLM action kit is the “wow I can handle this” advocacy solution for April.
The SLM action kit is unlike anything being offered right now, with templates, prompts and ideas just for school librarians!
This action kit will help you set a clear purpose for the content you share during SLM and beyond.
You sit down at your desk to start planning for SLM and with a few clicks your social media templates appear, along with ideas of exactly what to write in those pesky text boxes for each and every one!
You don’t even miss a beat when a teacher comes in and asks for help with technology.
You aren’t even worried about how you are going to finish the 10,000 other tasks on your plate.
It takes time, but let's be real...the School Library Month Action Kit provides you with the foundation you need to plan your content quickly and efficiently.
It's going to be awesome!
The Essential School Library Month Action Kit! Because you know how much time it takes to develop a good lesson and you are eager to find a few planning hacks and content shortcuts that will make all the difference in your school library month planning!
A plan you can follow from April 1st to 30th
- PDF Action Kit
- Over 16 Canva Templates for Multiple Social Media Platforms
- Weekly Themes
- Time Saving Tips
- Planning Calendar
- 16 Newsletter & Social Media Prompts
How do I know this?
Because I spent three years, after having our district library budget cut by 60%, advocating at the local level to explain why we should get it back.
I attended board meetings and learned about the district budgeting process.
I also learned very quickly that most people had absolutely no idea what a school librarian did.
Librarians were like the teachers who lived under the desk.
So, I became a one-woman PR team, and over the next two years continued my advocacy until we had a portion of our budget reinstated, which was more than I ever expected.
In my years of advocating for our program, I have learned a lot about how to
- Showcase a library program in a way that doesn’t cause burnout
- Speak up and share information that appeals to all stakeholders, yep, even the numbers folks
School Library Month Action Kit ($27)
Let’s say goodbye to the overwhelm of planning another monthly theme...
See what’s waiting for you inside the SLM Action Kit!
Questions you may be asking...
Who is this kit for?
This kit is specifically designed for school librarians who want to save some time and energy when it comes to planning for School Library Month. This is also a kit to help showcase all of the wonderful things happening in the school library. It can be used during any month of the year, or spread out over several months.
What if I am an Elementary librarian? Will this apply to me too?
This action kit is designed to be used by school librarians at all levels. While there are social media templates, you can also print those same graphics after you have customized them and post them on a bulletin board or classroom space.
Do I need a Canva Pro account?
No, in fact everything is designed to be used with the free version of Canva, however I would encourage you to create your free account and then apply for the educator account using your school email address. This will give you all the functionality of a Pro account without the cost!
Is it only for School Library Month? What if I don’t want to use this for SLM, but for general advocacy?
While this kit is specifically designed to be used during School Library Month. Many of the ideas and templates could apply all year round and could be used over several months if you choose.
Can I purchase this now, instead of waiting for SLM?
Absolutely! You can purchase this kit at any time during the year and then you will be all set for SLM!
Why is it called an action kit?
I use the phrase Action Kit because this resource is more than just an eBook, or a set of templates. What you receive truly works as a kit, with information and prompts as well as templates you can edit and apply to your own school library program. It is content that is meant to be actionable and easy to use “right out of the box” so to speak.