Advocacy and Leadership


Advocacy and Leadership is Standard 4 of the ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians.  It includes the following elements:

  • Networking with the library community
  • Professional development
  • Leadership
  • Advocacy

As I pursue my Master of Science in Library Science, I will post projects associated with Standard 4 on this page.

For this assignment, I had to choose a topic of interest about school libraries and make my own infographic based on my research, to communicate to administrators, teachers and/or parents.  The topic I chose was teacher and librarian collaboration.


For this assignment, the goal was to read Joyce Valenza’s blog posts “Manefesto for 21st Century School Librarians” then take each of her 10 topics and condense them into 10 one-sentence statements to create our own manifesto.

For this assignment, I created a budget for a school library of my choice.