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ERIC Number: EJ826922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
How Do Decision-Makers Become Library Media Advocates?
Hartzell, Gary
Knowledge Quest, v36 n1 p32-35 Sep-Oct 2007
In this article, the author describes his path to library advocacy. It resulted from several youthful experiences, favorable professional associations, and an unexpected invitation shortly after he left K-12 education for the university. The author believes that it is a good idea to get more librarians to consider going into administration. Building- and district-level administrators who were once librarians are more likely to: (1) protect library budgets and staffing; (2) encourage administrators to support library media programs; (3) encourage teacher/library media specialist collaboration; (4) be more effective than most administrators in evaluating library programs and librarians; and (5) influence other administrators and board members. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A