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Jonna Ashley (staff)'s picture

AASL Wants to Hear Your Story

AASL and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) seek stories about parents and students who advocate for their school libraries. Stories shared will help AASL and OLA spread examples of parent and/or student advocacy to stakeholders nationally.

Stories should demonstrate how students and parents value their school library program and the essential place it holds in developing lifelong learning. Stories may feature parents and students who have gone to extraordinary measures to save their school library program and their certified school librarian. Stories may also portray parents and students engaging in small acts of everyday advocacy in support of their school library program.

Stories may be submitted on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/stories. The deadline for submission is April 11. AASL/OLA staff may follow-up for further information. 

Sharon Hamer's picture

Here is a link to an SLJ article about some advocacy the MSLA president and I did to get school librarians back in Swampscott, MA.

http://www.slj.com/2014/02/advocacy/massachusetts-parents-fight-for-scho...

Sharon Hamer

Stephanie Book (staff)'s picture

AASL still needs your stories of parent and student advocacy. This is the last week for story collection for this project. Stories are due April 11. 

Please submit your stories at www.ala.org/aasl/stories.

The press release is available here: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/03/aasl-and-ola-want-hear-school-library-stories

Stephanie Book
Manager, Communications
American Association of School Librarians
sbook@ala.org
(312)280-4389