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October 30, 2014

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Think Like a Futurist | Project Advocacy

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When we envision a future for our libraries, we shape the present, writes Project Advocacy columnist Carolyn Foote.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

School Library Redesigns are Advocacy Opportunities | Project Advocacy

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The recent surge of interest in reconfiguring school library spaces offers tremendous opportunity to spotlight the potential of school libraries.

This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Advice from a Changemaker: Let’s All Get Connected | Project Advocacy

“Champion of Change” Carolyn Foote (center) and President Barack Obama flanked by co-honorees (l. to r.) S. Dallas Dance, Misa Gonzales, and Daphne Bradford.

President Obama honored 10 educator Champions of Change in November. As a grateful recipient of that award—and the sole school librarian in the group—Carolyn Foote feels even more inspired to bring librarians and educators together online.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

What’s Your Story? Making a Powerful Case for the Library | Project Advocacy

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When we tell the story of our library, do patrons feel that it represents them? Every time we discuss a successful program, we are reinforcing our library’s importance to administrators, students, and teachers. Here are some effective strategies from Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, an organization devoted to transformational storytelling.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

An Action Plan for All Seasons | Project Advocacy

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The importance of advocacy is evident to us during a crisis. When our libraries are threatened or our staff faces cuts, then we leap into motion. But we should be mindful of advocacy every day. Mapping a yearlong effort keeps advocacy from getting lost in the daily shuffle.