June 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Be a Change Agent: Best Practices for School Library Advocacy

Event Date & Time: Monday, April 16, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

“You are a change agent. You’re a curriculum person. You’re an instruction person. You’re a professional development person. Sell your value. Show your value. That’s where you make a difference.”
– Dr. Bill Chapman, Superintendent, Jarrell Independent School District, TX

As Dr. Chapman stated above, school librarians are change agents. And, the 355 administrators we surveyed shared similar thoughts. Join our live webinar to discover these insights and more. Hear from experts at Gale, and innovative administrators and librarians who have successfully partnered with colleagues to better serve their students through the library. You’ll learn new approaches and action steps as we explore 6 of 8 best practices, such as how to embrace chaos; start small, think big; zero in on outcomes; and reach out to teachers.

Plus, you’ll receive a complimentary insights brief detailing all best practices, including guidance from dozens of other educators, just for attending!


  • Dr. Bill Chapman, Superintendent, Jarrell Independent School District, TX
  • Priscille Dando, Coordinator of Library Information Services, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
  • Linda Martin, Librarian, Sugar Hill Academy of Talent and Career, GA
  • Lemma Shomali, Director K-12 Products, Gale, a Cengage Company


  • Rebecca Jozwiak, School Library Journal

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  1. Susie Highley says:

    When I logged in, I got a webinar on Makerspaces.

  2. sarai winger says:

    I had to walk away when there was a conversation regarding purchasing a hard copy book and getting unlimited ebooks. Can I have more info on this?

    • linda martin says:

      Hi Sarai,

      Several publishers are now offering a hybrid model of a hardback/ebook package. I have experience with Abdo, Lerner, and Rourke for my elementary library. For the digital book club I spoke of, we used an Abdo series of classics. Please feel free to email me for more information. lindamartin423@gmail.com

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