Across the United States, school librarians are faced with cut-backs. Some librarians are asked to manage libraries in two or more buildings. Others are asked to teach classes in which they hold certification or are even placed in classrooms full-time. How can you position yourself and your library as indispensable-before cuts are announced?
Janice Gilmore-See is the district librarian for La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, La Mesa, CA, overseeing 21 school-site libraries and the district instructional media center.
"For the beginners in the field or those who feel stuck or
imprisoned on the outskirts of their school's central program, this
is a book to consider, to use to make one's own 'To Do' list, to
develop year-long, not just New Year's, resolutions." - Teacher
"Library media specialists anticipating staff and budget cuts, or those who want to improve their advocacy initiatives, will find the book a helpful, common sense guide for proactively approaching the problem." - Library Media Connection