Now that the Texas Legislature is in session, it is time for librarians, Friends, board members, and citizens who love libraries to talk to their legislators about the importance of libraries. Severe budget cuts in the last session affected all Texas public libraries greatly.
The staff at North Texas Library Partners have put together some advocacy [...]
TLA has created a handy tool to reach out and advocate for libraries in celebration of National Library Week. Go to Send a Message on National Library Week for an easy way to email your elected officials, so that you let them know how valuable libraries are to learning and educational advancement. Share your story!
We handed copies out to you at the membership meeting and we are mailing those of you that couldn’t make it on Friday, but here is an electronic version of your 2010 Return on Investment. Just scroll down alphabetically to find your library. Thanks!
On March 2, Congress and President Obama eliminated federal funding for RIF, the nation’s largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization, severely jeopardizing their ability to provide 4 million children with 15 million free books and reading encouragement at nearly 17,000 locations throughout the United States. They are currently assessing the next steps [...]
Library Snapshot Day is an event that provides library staff a simple means to show the value of the library by capturing what happens in a single day in all types of libraries, across a state, community or even in a single library. Learn how to implement this event, as well as how to maximize [...]
As a part of its continuing advocacy efforts, AASL is collecting school library stories to compile into a printed piece. They are looking for short stories (one or two small paragraphs) on the successes of school librarians relating to education, college & and career readiness, equity, effective teachers, collaboration, leadership, ELLs, and increasing school performance. Submit stories [...]