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OLA 2018: Advocacy in Action
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Advocacy in Action: How to Promote Your School Library Program

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Directors Row 4

This session will provide tools for attendees to advocate for school library programs, including how to collect and share data with stakeholders and how to find and share stories from the community.

Presented by: Teresa Lansford and Cherity Pennington
Sponsored by: Marketing Committee
Designed for: School libraries
Areas of interest: Advocacy, Marketing, Communication

Teresa LansfordTeresa Lansford is a National Board Certified Teacher with a MLIS from the University of Oklahoma and 14 years of experience in education in Norman Public Schools. She currently serves as the school librarian at Lincoln Elementary School. She has been the recipient of the Oklahoma School Librarians (OKSL) Technology in Education Award, Oklahoma Central Regional SKIE Award, and the Oklahoma Technology Association Teacher of the Year: Making IT Happen Award.

Cherity Pennington


Cherity Pennington is the library media specialist for Shawnee Middle School, and was the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year for Shawnee Public Schools. In 2017, she successfully advocated for all school libraries in her district to be fully staffed. She is serving as the current chair of OKSL.

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