|From the Editor|
It's all about VOLUNTEERS!
This issue of the MSLA Forum has an agenda - Volunteers. I actually have two parts to this agenda.
First, I am seeking VOLUNTEERS for this publication. Although the Little Red Hen is my patron saint (if you want something done....do it yourself), I sincerely believe in the importance of involvement. YOUR involvement makes MSLA a stronger organization and you a more connected School Librarian. Here are some ways for you to better MSLA and yourself:
Second, I am reporting on a Hot Button Issue, Volunteers: + or - ? It turned out to be such a huge topic that I am separating it into sections. This issue has the benefits and downsides of volunteers. In the April Forum, we will have additional reports. Rachel Hopkins will share her Simmons GSLIS project on "Best Practices" with volunteers and I will complete my distillation of the survey results.
I have always believed in the mantra, "Don't Whine, SHOUT" and it's more important than ever to present a positive face with positive results. It's a scary time to be in education and school libraries are definitely in the cross hairs of the cuts. We cannot prevent cuts, but we can change minds on where the cuts are taken. So, VOLUNTEER! Step up! Be Seen!
|Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 February 2011 )|