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Develop your advocacy toolkit - we can all influence change

The article, Seven successful strategies to develop your advocacy toolkit, by Karen Bonanno appeared recently in the SCIS Newsletter, Connections

Seven successful strategies to develop your advocacy toolkit

Karen makes a very important point right at the beginning of her article - she points out the difference between lobbying and advocacy:
"Lobbying is active campaigning of the government with the view to asking policymakers to take a specific position on an item of legislation. Advocacy is about working on activities that will influence policy. It is a consistent and persistent effort to shift perceptions through regular positive activity to bring about change." The simple strategies outlined in this article make it easy for all of us to be advocates for well-resourced school libraries.

 

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Comment by Carol Koechlin on September 6, 2011 at 10:52

Powerful approach! Here in Ontario Canada we are about to update a project we developed a few years ago to help teacher librarians gather evidence of the impact they have on student achievement, teaching efficacy and general school improvement. I want to share the link with you now because the ‘advocacy’ topic has been posted. I hope you find some useful ideas here in the OSLA Evidence Based Practice Toolkit. Watch for the update!

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