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The latest information in the fight for school libraries and school librarians. Brought to you by Follett and EveryLibrary

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The latest information in the fight for school libraries and school librarians. Brought to you by Follett and EveryLibrary

SB195 Moving in Delaware General Assembly

We are excited to share that SB195 passed in the Delaware State Senate on Jnaury 20, 2022 with a 14 Yes / 7 No vote. It is on to the House Education Committee and, hopefully with your help, the full House soon. 

NJASL Reintroduces Information Literacy Standards Bill S 588 for 2022 Session

Our colleagues at NJASL, the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, have reintroduced S 588, a bill that would create statewide Information Literacy standards in New Jersey schools.

Help Keep School Librarians in the Educators for America Act of 2022

We are thrilled to see that school librarians were included in the Educators for America Act when it was introduced in Congress on December 9, 2021 (117th). Ensuring that school librarians remain in the definition of an “educator” is critically important to the future of school libraries.

Testimony to DC City Council about Student Right to Read Amendment Act of 2021

The DC City Council is considering the Students' Right to Read Amendment, an Act that would fully fund school librarian positions in every school in Washington, D.C. beginning in FY2022-23.

PW Focus on Political Challenges to School Libraries

Publishers Weekly is focusing important attention on the political attacks on school library collections - and the threats it can bring to school librarians. 

New Jersey School Board Candidates Express Wide Support the Role and Work of School Librarians

A recent survey of candidates running for school board positions across New Jersey this November by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians shows significant support for the role of school librarians in education by current and future district leaders.

Michigan Creates New $800,000 School Library / Public Library Ecosystem Builder Grant Program

Michigan students and their families stand to benefit from a new $800,000 grant program focused on ecosystem building between certified school librarians and their public library colleagues.

Webinar: Strengthening the Fabric of Our Schools

RESCHEDULED DATE TBD: 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.

D.C. School Librarians SAVED!!

We've been working to support the students of D.C. Public Schools by helping to fight for their right to access to their school libraries for nearly two years.  I'm so happy to report that two years of advocacy work has paid off.

Reverse Michigan's Falling Literacy Rates with These Three Bills

In the midst of Michigan's severe literacy crisis, school libraries have almost disappeared and we need your help to bring them back.