National Library Legislative Day is scheduled for May 4 and 5, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Joining a group of librarians to speak with representatives from your state is a great opportunity to advocate for support for all types of libraries.
If you cannot make the trip to our nation’s capital, you can participate right from your home. As an alternative, ALA sponsors Virtual Library Legislative Day. Watch for more information on registering for virtual participation.
You can always contact your state representatives through their websites or via email or by calling their local offices to set up appointments.
To focus your message on school libraries, you can use the resources provided by ALA in their advocacy section or the resources or tools provided by AASL.
Author: Deanna Harris
I have spent my career in education as a middle grades language arts teacher, a middle grades teacher librarian, and a coordinating teacher at the NC Department of Public Instruction. During my twenty-three years, I have focused on teaching and learning, student achievement, and teacher leadership. I have worked with beginning and veteran teachers through mentoring, internships, staff development, and professional learning teams.
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