Overdue: The Value of School Librarians: Advocacy Film Project (Sept 2021)
The School Librarians of Rhode Island produced this short documentary style advocacy film to show the value of school librarians. Anyone is free to view and share the video to use for advocacy purposes.
The one minute trailer can be used for social media posts to promote a screening and general interest in the project.
The full 15 minute film is licensed under Creative Commons public license 4.0.
Resources to facilitate a screening and discussion are below.
Direct links to the film and trailer
Short film - Overdue: The Value of School Librarians https://vimeo.com/445826301/def52b7668
Trailer - Overdue: The Value of School Librarians https://vimeo.com/445365628
Press article: Documentary makes case for ‘Overdue’ recognition of school librarians’ value 9/1/2021
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New videos from NJASL November 2019
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Direct links to each video:
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