This is a great article that discusses this issue from the POV of parents and educators. One to keep in your back pocket.
Are you including the parents in your outreach? Parents are our most influential stakeholders – when the parents support you, you have a much greater voice in your building. This article offers some solid advice for including the parents in your outreach.
Dr Steven Krashen talks about the importance of Librarians.
This is a great video.
Yes, folks, it can be done.
Talk to the parents in your school.
ADVOCACY: Call for Photos and/or Video:
We are working on another video, aimed toward parents, which focuses on what happens in the library. We want to show how librarians are teachers, collaborators, and mentors. Please send photos or video clips that show learning and fun activities in your library to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and location so we can properly credit you.
Here’s an excellent article:
Libraries and Librarians Are Endangered Species: What You Can Do to Help