Forget the Elevator Pitch: Making Real Library Change

When positions are converted and eliminated, an elevator pitch won’t save jobs. Here, school library leaders present a professional learning initiative for school librarians, their answer to strengthening library programs by meeting the AASL National Standards and becoming Future Ready. With a structure to identify areas for improvement, set goals, collaborate with stakeholders, implement changes, and reflect, school librarians advance library programs in tangible, measurable, and visible ways.


  • Kendra Allen, Director of Library Media, Wake County Public School System