ERIC Number: ED130596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Simple Steps to Successful Legislation; Why? Who? What? When? How?.
American Association of School Librarians, Chicago, IL.
Librarians and media specialists need to know how to develop a political campaign for the improvement of student learning through increased public support for school library media programs. The first step is to organize, with a steering committee and a network of people, for communication and action. Goals must be formulated, priorities established, methodologies developed, and costs estimated. Planning and implementation involve analysis of the current situation, specific and detailed statements of needs to be met, and ways to communicate these needs. Communication must be established with politicians, educators, the public, and other organizations through personal contacts, letters, telephone calls, the news media, and other local means. Appendixes contain a test of political awareness, information sources, and some sample materials. (LS)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Financial Support, Information Sources, Learning Resources Centers, Political Influences, Political Power, Public Policy, Public Support, Publicize, School Libraries
American Association of School Librarians, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Librarians, Chicago, IL.