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Future Ready Librarians® Future-Proof Your School Library Budget: What to do if the cuts happen

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Future Ready Schools®  Invites You to Participate in a Webinar

Future Ready Librarians® Future-Proof Your School Library Budget:
What to do if the cuts happen

John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary
Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson, K–12 District Teacher Librarian, Van Meter Community School (IA) (@shannonmmiller)

When budget cuts are threatened, it is important to get started quickly on a campaign to safeguard your own position or budget. How can you help friends and colleagues who are being impacted by cuts?

During this webinar, you will learn smart ways to engage the community in the face of crisis, and how to get organized across a district. Join John Chrastka from EveryLibrary as he discusses ways to prevent potential problems and to proactively position yourself if they come. If there is a threat to your position or budget – or to other school libraries or librarians across your district – know how to mobilize people to help you fight back.

John and Shannon will discuss:

  • What to do if you hear that cuts are coming?
  • Who else cares about the work you do?
  • When do you sound the alarm?
  • Who forms the core of a pro-library coalition?
  • How do you help others when your position is safe?

It’s never too early to prepare for the future and the possibilities of what is to come!

Register for the webinar and submit questions for the panelists below.

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Future Ready Schools® is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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