MASL Advocacy Now Form

Use this form to reach out to MASL if you are in urgent need of advocacy help.

MASL Position Statements

AASL Advocacy Resources

A collection of resources (infographics, reports, statistics, and more) to inform and mobilize school librarians in sharing their essential role in the school.

ALA Issues & Advocacy Page

Includes information on advocacy; banned books; equity, diversity, & inclusion, and intellectual freedom.

Librarian Cuts – It’s that Time of Year Unfortunately!

By Deb Kachel, PSLA Legislative Liaison

“Sadly, it is in April and May that I begin to get emails for panicked school librarians that staffing cuts have just been announced that will decimate school library programs for students and staff. Most librarian who contact me are completely surprised at the totally unexpected cuts and are so flummoxed that they have no idea what to do in response to the announcement. After having written so many emails on this situation, I am curating the best advice and sources here.”

ISTE Librarians Network

An ISTE YouTube channel

ISTE Webinars for School Librarians in 2018

“EveryLibrary and the ISTE Librarians Network announce a new ‘From Advocacy to Activism’ webinar series for 2018 supporting school librarians and school library program budgets.”

Connecting ESSA to School Libraries

Saturday, April 8, 10-11am on WebEx.

This workshop was designed by AASL to make certain that every state has the necessary information and tools to ensure that implementation of ESSA includes the critical component of school librarians in effective school library programs for teaching and learning.  We will start with an overview at the federal level and end by equipping attendees with messaging and strategies to guarantee that when state, district or building level administrators think of ESSA they make the connection to school libraries.   While this workshop is focused on ESSA and state plans it is really about how to develop a strategic advocacy plan that can be used long after the ESSA plans are finalized and that money allocated.