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ERIC Number: EJ826923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
The Making of an Advocate: My Life in the Arena
Schuckett, Sandy
Knowledge Quest, v36 n1 p36-39 Sep-Oct 2007
In this article, the author shares how she became an advocate for school libraries. Moving into a career as a school library media specialist after five-and-a-half years as a teacher, she eventually became a delegate to the first White House Conference on Library and Information Services. At these conferences, she learned where and how decisions were made on local, state, and national levels; and came to realize that many of these decision-makers had minimal knowledge of how all types of libraries and library programs worked. This realization led to her decision to become an advocate for school libraries. The author believes that becoming a school library advocate requires communication, collaboration, creativity, connection, confidence, persistence, and passion.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A