Need ammo for the petition below?
Check out this report from Library Research Service News, Change in School Librarian Staffing Linked to Change in CSAP Scores, 2005-2011.
Whether you are a school librarian, public librarian, academic librarian, book creator, or a book lover, supporting school libraries and the presence of trained school librarians is vital to children's reading and education.
- From Marci Merola on behalf of the ALA School Library Task Force:
Carl Harvey, 2011-2012 AASL president, has initiated a White House petition on school libraries, which specifically petitions the Obama administration to "ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program." 25,000 signatures are required in order for this petition to be viewed by White House staff, no later than February 4, 2012.
Please take a few seconds to sign this petition, spread the word to your member groups, ask your colleagues and library supporters in your circles to sign on and spread the word via Facebook, Twitter and other channels.