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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

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.  

Tweet for School Libraries!

I know that you support school libraries in the United States. I also know that you understand how important these educational institutions are to the future success of our country. Unfortunately, many of our political leaders on both sides of the political spectrum haven’t heard from you or people like you. That’s why I wanted to make it easier for you to reach your friends, family and colleagues to contact their state representatives about supporting school libraries through our petition platform with these Twitter and Facebook links.

New School Year - Support Your School Librarians

Whether your 2019-2020 school year started in August or it’s just getting underway now that Labor Day is behind us, we need your help to focus on the future of school library funding. Across the country, threats to school library programs are well known and ongoing. The solution is a combination of direct action with local school leaders and a new approach to fixing state-level funding for education to include school librarians and school library programs. EveryLibrary, through our SaveSchoolLibrarians.org initiative and state library association partnerships, is hard at work on both parts of the solution. And we continue to need your help as a donor and activist to build momentum this year.

Launch a Petition for School Libraries!

Is your School Library being threatened with budget cuts? Is there a compelling piece of legislation in your state that would support or disrupt library services? Are there organizations or government agencies that are disrupting library services, programs, or events? If so, then let us help!

Stand Up for School Librarians In Chicago

School libraries are a huge issue in America today and unfortunately have been for a while and frankly probably will be for a while to come. That's why we held this rally at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago. You can read the whole article on Huffington Post.

A Win in Iowa!

We are excited to announce that the campaign to keep school librarians from being “optional” in Iowa State Senate Bill 1190 in Iowa was wildly successful and the language was removed from the bill. In less than 12 hours over 500 people across the state of Iowa signed the petition. Your actions made this possible!

A win for school librarians in Georgia

Thank you to everyone who voiced your support for media specialists and all certified educators to be part of the pay raise! Thanks to your actions, we were able to include ALL certified educators in the House FY20 budget.