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.

The American Library Association will be having its Annual Conference in Chicago starting Friday. Tens of thousands of librarians will converge on the Windy City to fill up the mid price restaurants and interesting bars. There are a few things that consistently surprise people when they encounter our librarian tribe en masse. We drink (a lot) more than people expect, we eat better than you might think we could on what we make (we do a lot of research before travelling), and we have a strange, slightly disconcerting intensity when it comes to what we do.

Amidst the (literally) thousands of great programs and events offered by ALA the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) will hold a demonstration calling for the restoration of school librarian positions in schools and districts across the state. This “Rally to Restore School Librarians” will kick off a year-long effort to encourage the Governor and General Assembly to work with school boards and superintendents and address state aid for school libraries and librarians across the Prairie State.

Read the whole article on Huffington Post