Activism and the School Librarian

Author: Deborah D. Levitov
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691873
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides practical strategies and step-by-step plans for developing advocacy initiatives for school libraries. * Practical advice from expert advocates * Step-by-step guidance for developing an advocacy program * A comprehensive glossary of terms * An examination of the proactive role of school librarians in successful advocacy initiatives

The 21st Century Elementary School Library Program Managing For Results 2nd Edition

Author: Carl A. Harvey II
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440842450
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Compact yet remarkably comprehensive, this book covers all the major aspects of school library services, from administration to instruction focused from the elementary school librarian perspective—now updated and expanded to include the latest developments in makerspaces, the Common Core, social networking, and eBooks. • Provides information written by a former practicing school librarian and guidance that is applicable immediately in school libraries • Updated to include collection development in the digital age to address eBooks and other digital acquisitions • Covers the instructional stance of school libraries

The Many Faces of School Library Leadership 2nd Edition

Author: Sharon Coatney
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144084898X
Format: PDF
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Completely revised with even more contributions added by practicing school librarians, this book further examines the responsibility to lead in many areas and identifies the real-world, day-to-day application of established theory and best practices. • Emphasizes the essential role of school librarians as leaders in technology, literacy, and curriculum in their schools • Presents practical, proven ways from working school librarians to get teachers to collaborate with each other and with the librarian • Prepares school librarians to meet intellectual freedom challenges • Outlines the key duties of school librarians in effective advocacy for their programs

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in School Libraries

Author: Christie Kaaland
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781610697293
Format: PDF, ePub
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No school is immune to disaster, whether in the form of a natural event like a tornado or a tragedy like the violence that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The key to minimizing injury or death in an emergency is preparedness--something the school librarian is uniquely positioned to lead. This must-have book will show you how to be proactive in getting your school ready for the worst. It provides comprehensive preparedness and recovery plans, check lists, and curricular recommendations on preparedness that can be tailored to your individual library and community. Covering natural disasters, human-made disasters, and school violence, the book shows you how to conduct drills, assess vulnerabilities and risk, communicate preparedness plans, and use bibliotherapy for disaster recovery. It also describes how your library can be a safe haven for students who feel disconnected, bullied, or otherwise disenfranchised. Although the book is primarily intended for school librarians, classroom teachers will also find many ideas here for helping students be better prepared for disasters, whatever their cause or severity.

Body Counts

Author: Sean Strub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451661959
Format: PDF, ePub
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The political activist and founder of "POZ" magazine recounts his experiencesin New York during the height of the AIDS epidemic, his own transforming diagnosis with HIV, and his efforts as the executive director of the Sero Project.

A Guide to Gender 2nd Edition

Author: Sam Killermann
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989760249
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first edition was featured as #1 best-seller in Gender on Amazon, and is being used by gender studies & sociology professors on 3 continents. Now with a new foreword by the author, brand new chapters, fixed tpyos, and more gender! 100% of royalties from this edition go directly to hues, a global justice collective. Where do we start, when it comes to learning about something that's everywhere, infused into everything, and is often one of the primary lenses through which we see ourselves and others? When it comes to understanding gender, it's best to begin with deep breath, then with section one of this book by social justice advocate Sam Killermann, who uses clear language, helpful examples, and a bit of humor to help the medicine go down. This book is not overwhelming, it's not overly complicated, and it's not exhausting to read. It is a few hundred pages of gender exploration, social justice how-tos, practical resources, and fun graphics & comics. Sam dissects gender using a comprehensive, non-binary toolkit, with a focus on making this subject accessible and enjoyable. All this to help you understand something that is so commonly misunderstood, but something we all think we get: gender. A Guide to Gender is broken into four sections: Basic Training (which sets the foundation of knowledge for the book, defining concepts of social justice, oppression, privilege, and more); Breaking through the Binary (beginning with a discussion of gender norms, and working toward a more nuanced understanding of gender identity, gender expression, and sex); Feminism & Gender Equity (how feminism can be a solution to the injustices folks of all genders face); and Social Justice Competence (a series of short, practical lessons that will help readers put the learning from the book to work). It's written for people who want to learn for themselves, educators who are hoping to better communicate themes of gender to others, and activists who want to add a gender equity lens to their vision of justice. It's not meant to be the end of one's journey into understanding gender, but a great place to start. Because gender is something we all deserve to understand.

How to Survive a Plague

Author: David France
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307745430
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"A history of AIDS activism in New York in the early years of the plague"...

Survival Schools

Author: Julie L. Davis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816674282
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In 1972, motivated by prejudice in the child welfare system and hostility in the public schools, AIM organizers and local Native parents started their own community school. The story of these schools, unfolding through the voices of activists, teachers, and families, is also a history of AIM's founding and community organizing—and evidence of its long-term effect on Indian people's lives.

Aftershock

Author: Pattrice Jones
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590561031
Format: PDF
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Aftershock explores the culture of trauma that people have created through our violent exploitation of the Earth, other animals, and one another. As long as we continue to perpetrate such violations, we will never fully heal our own traumatic injuries. This book, therefore, is for survivors of all kinds of trauma, for therapists who treat trauma, and for anyone who hopes to reduce the amount of terror in the world.

Low Power to the People

Author: Christina Dunbar-Hester
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262028123
Format: PDF, Docs
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The United States ushered in a new era of small-scale broadcasting in 2000 when it began issuing low-power FM (LPFM) licenses for noncommercial radio stations around the country. Over the next decade, several hundred of these newly created low-wattage stations took to the airwaves. In Low Power to the People, Christina Dunbar-Hester describes the practices of an activist organization focused on LPFM during this era. Despite its origins as a pirate broadcasting collective, the group eventually shifted toward building and expanding regulatory access to new, licensed stations. These radio activists consciously cast radio as an alternative to digital utopianism, promoting an understanding of electronic media that emphasizes the local community rather than a global audience of Internet users.Dunbar-Hester focuses on how these radio activists impute emancipatory politics to the "old" medium of radio technology by promoting the idea that "microradio" broadcasting holds the potential to empower ordinary people at the local community level. The group's methods combine political advocacy with a rare commitment to hands-on technical work with radio hardware, although the activists' hands-on, inclusive ethos was hampered by persistent issues of race, class, and gender. Dunbar-Hester's study of activism around an "old" medium offers broader lessons about how political beliefs are expressed through engagement with specific technologies. It also offers insight into contemporary issues in media policy that is particularly timely as the FCC issues a new round of LPFM licenses.