Annotated Links: Advocacy for Library Media Specialists

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Hartzell explains how you as the building librarian can help the principal, while helping your self and your media center become indispensable. Insightful advice for crafting the collaboration between you and your administration.
This page features a brief biography of Gary Hartzell, Professor of Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Hartzell is an advocate for advocacy. You will also find links to many of Hartzell's articles and online presentations.
Ken Haycock is President of the Association of Library and Information Science Education. He is a professor at The University of British Columbia, Canada. As a writer and researcher, Dr. Haycock's work is known throughout Canada and the United States. His areas of special interest are library and information studies, organizational leadership, implementation of change, staff development, and teacher-librarianship.
David Loertscher is a former president of the American Association of School Librarians. His expertise is nationally recognized. He has written extensively about school library media issues. A former elementary and secondary library media specialist, Loertscher's research interests include School Media Centers, Collection Development and information Information Literacy.
This page is part of the larger School Library Media Specialist website created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson at Indiana University. Here you'll find a cook book of information, instruction, and resources on how to develop a School Library Advocacy Program. This site supports the course: L553: The School Library Media Specialist from the Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis School of Library and Information Science. Many of the articles require a password. Regardless there is a wealth of free information available here that makes this site a rich and interesting resource.
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