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


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

Support Local Control in Administrating State Standards

Anti-obscenity bills are trojan horses designed to subvert local control

Shadow Banning Books in Orange County Schools

Even without any formal request, Orange County School District Leadership has pulled titles by LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC authors off shelves to the detriment of the children they intended to serve. This sets a precedent that any reigning school board can remove books without the public's knowledge based entirely on their political agenda. District Leadership should be transparent. Please attend the board meeting on February 22nd at 3pm in the School Board Meeting Room of the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center, 445 W. Amelia Street, in downtown Orlando.

The Vital Role of School Librarians

As a child, I remember going once a week to the school library. Somehow, though I don’t remember when or how, I learned how to use a card catalogue to find books and the general organization scheme that work across most libraries but I’m sure it was my school librarians. For today’s students, many won’t have these memories as school librarians are often the first to go when there are budget issues. While might make the budget work in the short-term, there are long-term consequences that affect the quality of the education children receive.

IASL Open Letter about #TheMastersDegreeMatters Campaign

We are hosting a copy of the Open Letter sent by IASL leadership to teacher librarians and school librarians across Iowa to aid folks who want to respond to the #TheMastersDegreeMatters call-to-action about the hearing for SB3080 on February 2nd, 2022. 

A Win Against Censorship North Hunterdon-Voorhees NJ School District

The New Jersey Association of School Librarians and EveryLibrary would like to commend the seven members of the North Hunterdon Voorhees Board of Education who voted down Resolution 012522-9, which called for the removal of This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson.

SB195 Moving in Delaware General Assembly

The Delaware House Education Committee voted to advance SB195 to the full House yesterday, January 26, 2022. This is after the Delaware State Senate voted last week 14 Yes / 7 No to enact a new Media Literacy Standard for K-12 schools. It is on to 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.