Library Director Paula Waak and her staff made an eye-catching display illustrating Banned Books Week.
This certainly gets the message across! Good work, Paula!
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 videos that you can use. Click on the link below. Thanks to Carolyn Davidson Brewer for sending these to us.
Our advocacy videos can be shown by your libraries, advocates, anyone wanting to use them especially during times like these when the legislature is reconvening and discussing library funding. http://www.youtube.com/nottypicalntlp
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!
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 and photos to Jennifer Habley . Those stories received prior to Annual Conference will be available as a resource during Library Advocacy Day.