PSLA Social Media Storm for School Librarians

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. 

Right now, school boards across Pennsylvania are voting to eliminate school library programs and librarians in next year’s budgets. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to amplify and define our roles in effective school reopening plans whether online or in-person. All students deserve equitable school library opportunities. This message must reach all stakeholders before short-sighted cuts lead to long-term educational inequities.

#SaveSchoolLibrarians: A Social Media Storm on June 22

Step up and lead on behalf of all students! The PSLA Advocacy Committee has created sharable “card” messages to be used in social media posts. The “cards” succinctly convey that all K-12 students benefit from an effective school library program and a certified school librarian. Card images are located in this Flickr album. You can use as well as blank cards for customized visuals. Join us in sharing a clear call-to-action with these "Click to Tweet" messages, below. 

  • School librarians in PA are equity warriors, ensuring that all students have access to high-quality content and learning experiences.  Sign the "Open Letter to School Boards" and ask to retain their school librarians. #SaveSchoolLibrarians (Click to Tweet)

  • School librarians build digital leaders. School librarians across PA work to connect students globally. Inquiry and collaboration are no longer bound by geography.  Sign the "Open Letter to School Boards" and ask to retain their school librarians. #SaveSchoolLibrarians (Click to Tweet)

  • The school librarian is one of the few educators who moves with students through every grade level in a building as each one develops into a reader, an explorer, a thinker, a tinkerer, a collaborator, a digital citizen, and a learner. Sign the #SaveSchoolLibrarians "open letter" now. (Click to Tweet)

  • In a PA study, students in schools with full-time librarians were almost three times as likely to have advanced writing scores as students in schools without full-time librarians. (Lance & Schwarz. 2012). Sign the "Open Letter to School Boards" to #SaveSchoolLibrarians (Click to Tweet)

Thank you so much for supporting libraries in the United States. Please consider making a $10-$25 donation today so we can reach our fundraising goals and successfully launch Libraries 2020 as the first and largest national voter engagement campaign for libraries.

Take action now! Sign! Tweet! Retweet! Post! Repost!

  1. Go to and sign and share the “PSLA Open Letter to School Boards Across Pennsylvania” and share it with others.
  2. Participate in our Social Media Storm on #SaveSchoolLibrarians Day, Monday, June 22 by getting our message out to school administrators, school board members, teachers, parents, and school and community organizations.
    1. Use PSLA’s Hashtag Bank to select hashtags and handles of stakeholders to tag via social media.
    2. Select a card on this Flickr gallery or create your own message with the blank templates. Need additional message ideas? Check out our Social Media Storm: Suggested Posts.


Use the hashtag #SaveSchoolLibrarians so we can monitor activity and impact across the state. 

d.     Copy and paste the URL in your tweets, Facebook, Instagram posts. Consider making your Facebook posts public to ensure they are shared. 

e.     Retweet and/or like the posts of others to amplify all messages with additional hashtags.

f.       Remember: The best stories you can share are your own. Include your own media in your posts. So, be creative!

  1. Encourage others to retweet/repost with additional hashtags and handles.