Everyday Advocacy – Week of Tuesday, March 1

3 Mar

everyday.jpgI’m participating in the Everyday Advocacy Challenge so each week I’ll be posting a challenge to increase advocacy for my personal job and my profession.  So, here it goes:

Take Action Tuesday

Week of Tuesday, March 1

Write a diversity elevator speech using value-based language.

  • Want to articulate the importance of creating diverse collections and programs at your school or public library?
  • Hoping to talk to colleagues, administrators, and community members about why diversity in library service to children is so critical?
  • Use value-based language (VBL) to write an elevator speech that puts your focus squarely on how the library can improve diversity-related outcomes for youth and families in your community.
  • Identify a potential audience—students, educators, parents/caregivers, administrators, or policy makers—and be sure to tailor your speech accordingly.
  • Check out the awesome elevator speech infographic created by the ALSC Public Awareness Committee for more details and great visuals!

This is my personal elevator speech (which I think fits right into the diversity aspect):

  • I create an accessible and inclusive environment where children feel safe to read, learn and grow through children’s literature and library programming.

 

Diversity elevator speech:

  • I provide children with diverse literature to read that provides a mirror to see themselves and a window to see how others live.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Literacious: Everyday Advocacy – Week of Tuesday, March 1 – QSLiN - March 7, 2016

    […] Advocacy is on all of our minds, you might be interested in ALA’s eminently doable Everyday Advocacy Challenge. Laura Arnhold from Literacious has made this even simpler, check out her latest blogpost and additional resources: Literacious – Everyday Advocacy – Week of Tuesday, March 1 […]

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