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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

Comments on the Clark County School Board Proposed Library Policy

The Clark County (NV) School District is considering a revision to their policy about school library programs. The of the new policy is to make their library programs more "Effective", which we applaud. However, the school board is currently considering making certified school librarians optional in implementing the policy. We have grave concerns that not ensuring certified school librarians are teaching the library program means that students won't truly benefit. 

PA Legislative Candidates Overwhelmingly Support School Libraries

Pledge to Vote Yes: AzLA and EveryLibrary Back Prop 208 for Arizona Education Funding

The Arizona Library Association (AzLA), the Teacher Librarian Division of AzLA, and EveryLibrary are partnering to support Arizona Ballot Proposition 208: The Invest in Education Act.

School Libraries Stand in the Gap - What Every School Administrator Needs to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education system in the United States since this past spring when classes were abruptly halted and students were sent home to complete the rest of their semesters through virtual classrooms. This is a time when smart school administrators should look to their school librarians to help fill the gap.

PETITION: Tell Congress to Stabilize School Funding for the Fall

The Coronavirus economic shutdowns have threatened the financial stability of schools across the country. The future of school library programs and school librarian positions are tied directly to the financial health of their local districts.

School Libraries and the COVID Slide Report from EveryLibrary Institute

School librarians, long identified as thought leaders in school communities, provide invaluable services and resources to children in times of crisis. With educators facing unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, school librarians and their libraries play a more important role than ever. The new report "School Libraries and the COVID Slide" from the EveryLibrary Institute looks closely at how school library programs staffed by certified school librarians can help stand in new education gaps during COVID disruptions. 

Congress needs to act now to stabilize and support schools and learning

The Coronavirus economic shutdowns are threatening the financial stability of schools across the country. The future of school library programs and school librarian positions are tied directly to the financial health of their local districts. In the decade since the last recession, one in five full-time school librarian jobs were lost. Districts serving high numbers of poor and minority students were particularly hard hit. Just one dollar per month ensures that we can continue our work!

PSLA Social Media Storm for School Librarians

We are facing a crisis in Pennsylvania School Libraries! Join the Social Media Storm on June 22nd to tell school boards across PA to retain their school librarians. 

D.C. Increases Education Budget!

We’d like to thank you for your advocacy and signatures on our online petition to support Washington D.C. school librarians. Mayor Muriel Bowser released her School Year 2020-21 budget on Monday, it includes a 3% increase in funding for public education. Please see the Washington Post article.

Open Letter to the Greensburg-Salem School Board

Editor: We are publishing this "open letter" to the School Board and Superintendent of the Greensburg Salem School District in Pennsylvania from recent graduate Melissa Paravate to highlight just how important the school library program - and school librarians - are to future academic success. If you know and believe like Ms. Paravate does that every student from the youngest age through high school should have a school librarian supporting their education, please sign the petition to the Board now: https://www.saveschoollibrarians.org/salemgreensburg