Events for School Librarians
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Our nation's schools are on an unfortunate path. Administrators have been cutting school librarian positions and budgets for school library collections for years. With corporate education reform initiatives that have stripped classrooms of the ability to develop a student's love of reading that is necessary to realize their potential, we need robust school libraries back in every school to lessen this opportunity gap. With an epidemic of fake news and low levels of information literacy skills, we need to restore school librarian positions as well. As educators and stakeholders, it's important to re-engage the discussion about viable solutions to these challenges.
Please join BATs, the Badass Teachers Association, and EveryLibrary for a SaveSchoolLibrarians discussion about the role and impact of an effective school library on the fabric of our schools. This discussion will feature the real-world experience of school library leaders from several school settings and will be co-moderated by Melissa Tomlinson from BATS and John Chrastka from EveryLibrary. Please RSVP today to "Save the Sate" and receive more information about this important and timely discussion.
Strengthening the Fabric of our Schools - The Role of the School Library
Monday, October 18 at 8pm EDT - online
RSVP Now to receive your link to the live event and on-demand access to the archive
SaveSchoolLibrarians.org is an advocacy initiative from EveryLibrary, the first national political action committee for libraries. The site is a pro-bono digital campaign platform for school library-focused advocacy and activism. EveryLibrary supports school librarians and their allies in campaigns to restore or extend funding for positions, programs, and collections.
The Badass Teachers Association (BATs) was formed as a group of educators and community supporters of public education that refuse to take the blame for the issues of society that impact our public school systems. Their commitment to discussions and dialogs like this webinar is always focused on building partnerships and coalitions to improve education. Find out more about the BATs community at https://www.badassteacher.org.