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An introduction to school librarianship
An introduction to school librarianship

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5 Summary of Session 7

In this session, you have seen how advocating for your library can help dispel outdated notions about the profession and showcase the dynamic role libraries play in the educational landscape. You have looked at how developing channels of communication throughout the school is key to your advocacy. For example, getting involved with events, attending meetings with colleagues, and taking part in committees can all help raise awareness of your library’s work and improve its visibility throughout the school community.

Finally, you have seen how advocacy and networking go hand in hand, helping you to develop professionally, keep abreast of developments in the sector, and equipping you with the experience necessary to champion your library’s cause. In the next session, you will explore how to review your library’s performance, considering in the process how to approach reports, gather evidence, and identify areas for further development.

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