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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

EveryLibrary Helps with Nevada School Librarians Move SB 143 this Session

Passing SB 143 would give all Nevada students access to the best educational resource: a school librarian. 

Vote For Question #1 in Utah for School Library Funding

The Utah Library Association and EveryLibrary invite you to take the Pledge to Vote For Question #1 this November. Question #1 is an important and necessary proposal to increase school library funding in Utah through a new motor fuel tax. If it passes, 70% of the funding will go directly to improve education in local school districts. School Library Media Specialists are named in the proposal, and that is why we are endorsing Question #1.

Vote YES on Amendment 73 for Colorado School Libraries

Please join EveryLibrary, the Colorado Association of Libraries, and the Colorado Association of School Librarians in taking the Pledge to Vote YES on Amendment 73 this November.

A Win for School Librarians in the Tamalpais High School District

We are excited to announce a win in the Tamalpais High School District in California where the teacher-librarians at Tamalpais, Redwood, and Drake High Schools were given preliminary lay-off notices. We were able to work closely with individuals on the ground to mount a campaign to contact the school board and push back against these cuts.

Tamalpais High School Librarians Threatened With Layoffs

The teacher-librarians at Tamalpais, Redwood and Drake High Schools were given preliminary lay-off notices on Friday, March 9 at 11:15 am. This preceded the posting of the Board of Trustees Meeting agenda at 5:46 pm which included Resolution 17-10 Reducing Certificated. The resolution passed with a 3-2 vote.

Eliminating School Library Positions in Atlanta Public Schools will Hurt Student Achievement and Success

With just a few months left in this school year, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) are eliminating at least 14 school librarian positions across the city next school year. Several schools are reducing their school library staffing to a part-time school certified librarian while others are replacing them with paraprofessionals. The Georgia Library Media Association is calling on members of the School Board and Superintendent Carstarphen to review and reverse this decision. Eliminating school librarians from Atlanta schools would negatively affect reading and test scores, and student achievement across our city.

Stop The Destruction of School Libraries in the US

Across the country we are seeing school library budgets get slashed. Children all over the United States are losing access to this important resource. We’re working really hard at EveryLibrary to help support these school libraries and ensure that our children are not denied the education that they deserve with a well-funded library. But we can’t do it without your support. That’s why we’re asking you to sign and share some of our most recent school library petitions.

Closed school libraries are NOT a political prop

One thing that just infuriates us is when politicians use libraries as political props, especially when those same politicians have spent their careers closing or defunding them!

Your Action Helped Save School Librarians in South Orange/Maplewood, New Jersey

A message from Elissa Malespina Almost two years ago hundreds of people took action and signed a petition on this platform to stop the cuts to the school libraries in South Orange, New Jersey. Last night the South Orange/ Maplewood Board of Education voted to hire a second full time certified librarian for the High School. This action means that all the cuts that first occurred in the Spring of 2016 have now been restored! THANK YOU!!!

K.C. Boyd, School Librarian, Answers Our Questions!

K.C. Boyd is a well-known figure in the library world. Some were introduced to her when she was named 2015 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, some from her outstanding blog, The Audacious Librarian, and some when she appeared on the cover of School Library Journal. What quickly becomes clear, however, when exploring K.C. Boyd’s vast online presence is that at its core is an irrepressible dedication to the success of her students; it is obvious that any fame Ms. Boyd has achieved is secondary to the work she does on a daily basis to encourage literacy among our youth. K.C. is also a valued advisor for EveryLibrary on school libraries. We are grateful that she took the time to answer questions posed to her by EveryLibrary Medium Magazine Contributing Editor, Oleg Kagan Enjoy the interview!