2011 Emerging Leaders Project P (Visual Advocacy Resources) [Community] Archived
Emerging Leaders Group P
Visual Advocacy Resources
Use online tools such as, but not limited to, Google Maps, social networking sites, YouTube, etc. to create visual advocacy resources that YA and secondary school librarians can easily use with library stakeholders to demonstrate the importance of library services to teens. The ultimate goal of this project is threefold: 1) create resources librarians, educators and library advocates can readily use and localize to advocate for their library program for teens, 2) help YALSA grow its online advocacy presence and 3) help ensure that library services to teens is a priority in communities across the country.
Five areas of focus were undertaken by our team:
1. Environmental Scan: A scan of existing resources and investigation of possible resources, such as Google Maps and social networking sites was done. As a result we were able to see needs in several areas including the following focuses.
2. Mobile Application: A mobile application was created to give one place where all aspects of YALSA advocacy could be gathered in to one place for the convenience of librarians.
3. InfoGraphics: Several InfoGraphics were created with national information relating to teens and libraries. Infographics can be downloaded and modified for local use by youth librarians.
4. Power Points: Power Points were made to assist librarians in creating their own advocacy message. One Power Point shows librarians how they can use US Census data to find numbers that highlight their unique advocacy message. A second Power Point was created to assist librarians in making their own advocacy videos.
5. Videos: We created several videos and loaded them onto a YouTube channel. The videos highlight the importance of teen library services and can be downloaded and modified for use by youth librarians.
Sponsoring Unit: YALSA
Beth Yoke, YALSA Executive Director
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Linda Braun, YALSA Immediate Past President
Librarians & Educators Online 06/30/11
440 E 88th St # Phb
New York, NY 10128-6607
Manager of Technology, Simmons College GSLIS
M. Brandon Robbins
Young Adult Services Coordinator, Wayne County Public Library
Acquisitions Librarian, Fullerton College
Teen Librarian, Mount Laurel Library
Terry Ann Lawler
Assistant Manager/Children’s Librarian, Phoenix Public Library
Final Project Content Links and information
Check out the website showcasing our work.
Visual Advocacy Mobile Application
Check out screenshots of our iPhone and Android mobile apps, which hopefully will be available to the public soon.
Visual Advocacy Infographics
Teens Need Libraries
Several statistics showing how much teens need libraries for Internet use and homework help.
Several statistics showing how libraries can help teens who are on their own after school.
School Librarians Change Lives
Several statistics showing how important having a school librarian is.
Summer Reading at the Library
How libraries help teens through Summer Reading Programs
Crossing the knowledge the Gap
The skills a student learns in high school aren’t always the skills they need in college. The public library can help bridge the gap between what an incoming freshman knows, and what they need to know.
360° of College Resources
Of course the library has print materials you need to prepare for college entrance exams, but they also offer a wide variety of technology and the personal service that you need to get prepared for you post-high school life.
Hit These Books for College Preparation!
A visual pathfinder for some great reference material for getting ready for college.
Teens and Social Media
Help your teens be safe online.
DIY: Visual Advocacy Power Points
Using the US Census
Get your word out! How to create your advocacy message quickly and easily.
Shows how to create your own slide/video/audio message to; a) market your library services to your community, b) advocate your services to peers, the public, parents, board members and more, and c) solicit donations of money and services from potential library supporters.
Visual Advocacy Videos, YouTube channel
Several videos were created by team members highlighting the importance of teen library services such as: Teen Advisory Boards, Teen After School Programs, Teen Summer Reading, and more.
ALA Poster Session
Session will be held on the exhibit floor during the ALA Annual Conference and will feature printouts of Info Graphics, laptops with videos and a demonstration of the YALSA App.