The annual conference of the Massachusetts School Library Association
Monday, May 8 • 11:30am - 12:25pm
Everyday Advocacy for Extraordinary Results

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Advocating for strong school library programs is an essential focus area for each of as educational specialists in digital literacy. Resources are plentiful, but we need to work hard to ensure our piece of the pie on behalf of our students. This interactive panel discussion seeks to examine and discuss best practices for further advocating for strong school library programs. Participants will Become aware of the need for advocacy for school libraries Become familiar with selected advocacy tools and strategies through interactive discussion. Share ideas and experiences drawn from best practices and lessons learned in advocacy efforts. At the end of the workshop, it is expected that participants will have further developed their capacity for advocacy, which they can use to implement advocacy efforts in their own institutions and beyond at the local, state and national level.

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Cathy Collins, Ed.D

Library Media Specialist, Sharon Public Schools
Ms. Collins has worked as a Media Specialist/Librarian for 20+ years. She is currently a library media specialist for Sharon Public Schools, where she has worked for the past seven years. She holds a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Leadership, Teaching... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Barnstable II 1st Floor