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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

Tell your State Representative to Fund School Libraries after COVID-19

Many of our state leaders will be pushing for cuts to school libraries when budget time comes around. Without school libraries and school librarians to teach students about information literacy in the news, we face a grim future in which misinformation distorts our mutual understanding of reality.   

BCALA Support for D.C. School Librarians

We are proud to see the support of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association for the Washington D.C. School Librarians. Read the full statement below.

Letter to the DC public school Chancellor

Library Media Specialists (librarians) are very concerned about the closure of librarian positions throughout the district. Right before DCPS closed due to the Covid-19 health crisis, I’ve personally learned that colleagues at Malcolm X, King, Stanton, Wheatley (the librarian just received a major book grant), and Dunbar High Schools were informed by their principals that their positions would close at the end of the school year. Our fear is that there will be more librarians added to the list of closures.

Click to Share the Tweets to Support DC Librarians

Please support DCPS School Library Media Specialist by clicking to share the tweets below or share your own tweets with the hasthtags: #DCPSNeedsLibrarians and #DCPSSchoolLibraries and the petition at saveschoollibrarians.org/dcschoollibrarians

Don't Cut Davenport School Librarians

Facing a budget shortfall, the Davenport School District has threatened the positions of 22 librarians and replacing them with paraprofessionals. We need your support today! The vote to eliminate school librarians tomorrow (Thursday, Feb 20th).

Tweet to Support DC School Librarians

District of Columbia Public School library programs are currently being threatened by budget cuts and we need your help to get our voices heard. 

School District of Philadelphia Must Recognize that School Librarians are Essential to Student Learning

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association was saddened to hear the response from the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) regarding the “Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians” held on January 24, in front of the SDP Administration Building, as reported by KYW News Radio and in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Rally for Philly School Librarians at ALAMW

In case you missed the news from yesterday, EveryLibrary was proud to support the Pennsylvania School Library Association at ALA Midwinter with a rally for school librarians in support of bills in the state that would ensure that PA students have access to their school libraries staffed by certified librarians. We're also proud to host this petition on Save School Libraries sponsored by Follett.

Rally Update

Hundreds of school librarians and supporters call on the School District of Philadelphia and elected officials to improve school library programs for students by ensuring a certified school librarian in every Pennsylvania public school.  

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians

Rally planned for January 24th at 12:30pm in Philadelphia. Hundreds of school librarians and supporters call on the School District of Philadelphia and elected officials to improve school library programs for students by ensuring a certified school librarian in every Pennsylvania public school.