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Sunday, March 31 • 12:45pm - 1:35pm
The Massachusetts School Library Study: Igniting advocacy

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This session is for participants interested in learning advocacy strategies for school libraries to use in their schools, districts, and communities. Materials will be shared, and there will be time for participants to use the metrics available in the MA School Library Study to self-evaluate their own programs and develop advocacy action plans.


Robin Cicchetti

Head Librarian and Capstone Teacher, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School
Robin Cicchetti is the head librarian at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School. In 2008 she transitioned her library to a learning commons and has been a passionate advocate for the model ever since. Her doctoral work focused on school libraries and specifically on the dynamic of... Read More →

James Lonergan

Director, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
James Lonergan joined the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) as Director in June 2017. Previously he was a Deputy State Librarian at the New Jersey State Library and held positions as a Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services; as Associate... Read More →

Greg Pronevitz

Communications Specialist, MSLA
Greg Pronevitz is an independent library consultant working with the Massachusetts School Library Association. Until last July he was the founding executive director, appointed in 2010 the head up the newly formed Massachusetts Library System (MLS). In that capacity, he served on... Read More →

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT