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

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:

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

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.