Last week I read the short article What do I Amplify and I said to myself, “I’ve never thought about the idea of advocacy this way, I should have.” When I talk with teen library staff working with teens we tend to focus on the need to advocate and how to do that successfully. We talk about how to advocate for different types of initiatives and to different stakeholder groups. But, we don’t really talk about how to decide what to advocate for – that’s a mistake.
The article, written by a Johnny Bevacqua, a school level administrator, includes the following quote that I think is really helpful:
“I need to find that sweet spot in communicating some important management details of the job, while consistently and â€œloudlyâ€ finding time to amplify the instructional leadership part of the job.”