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Your State School Librarian Association Matters: A Conversation about Cultivating, Engaging, and Retaining Members

Nov 11, 2020 6:00pm

Credits: None available.



State school library associations play many roles in the professional lives of their members who, in a time of unrest and uncertainty, need support now more than ever. State associations who continue business as usual will struggle to maintain the attention, commitment, and loyalty of their members. Professional organizations need to find new and innovative ways to address the needs of not only their members, but of all school librarians in their state and to the profession at large. How can state professional associations continue to be relevant and necessary to current and potential members? By focusing on engagement through new approaches to member benefits, associations can revitalize and reinvigorate their organization and the membership they serve.

In this session, participants will hear and respond to the process one state organization used to acknowledge the voice of its membership by gathering data that supported strategic planning and meaningful organizational change.

School library professional organizations have a responsibility to meet the needs of not only their members but of all school librarians in their state by offering benefits and resources that provide advocacy, professional learning, and opportunities for growth. Participants will engage in discussions about challenges to attracting, engaging, and retaining members to ensure association relevance and longevity of the organization and the profession, and ultimately impact on students.


Tags: Free New Sessions


Credits: None available.

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