Amazing Resources

This page is dedicated to articles advocating for school libraries and resources that you can use to advocate and teach from your school library media center.  I will periodically add to and update this page.  Hope you find something useful.

SLM Resources

National School Library Standards from AASL

Standards Crosswalk from AASL

AASL School Library Month free downloads -Here you will find all kinds of pics to add to your social media accounts to advertise SLM

AASL Advocacy Tools- Find downloads you can print and handout to stakeholders

AASL Toolkits

AASL Position Statement on the Role of the School Library Program

School Librarian: State of the Union- An informative read

Measuring What Matters from SLJ

Student Success from I Love Libraries

Marketing Your School Library written by Elizabeth Hutchinson

5 Steps to Create a Library Insta Your Students Will Love to Follow written by Kelsey Bogan

Channeling Your Inner School Librarian Superhero Through Annual Reports written by Kathryn Roots Lewis

School Libraries Go Beyond the Four Walls written by Cassandra Barnett and Judy Deichman

12 Ways a School Librarian Can Help Teachers from 2 Peas and a Dog: Middle School Teaching Resources

Advocacy Articles

Don't Overlook Your School Librarian, They're the Unsung Heroes of Literacy written by Sally Dring

Why We Need Libraries in a Wold Filled with Noise written by AJ Juliani

America Has a Digital Skills Gap. Libraries Can Help Fix It. from The Atlantic

School Libraries Transform to Prepare Students for the Future written by Amelia Harper

In the War on Fake News, School Librarians Have a Huge Role to Play written by Kaitlyn Tiffany

The Library's Role in a "Post-truth," "Fake News" Era from ProQuest

10 Reasons School Librarians Are More Important Than Ever written by Erin Wilkey

Poverty & Reading: The Sad and Troubling Loss of School Libraries and Real Librarians written by Nancy Bailey

In One Year, People Visited Public Libraries More Than a Billion Times from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Public Libraries Are Not Just About Books. At Their Heart They Are About Social Equity  written by Nicola Heath

How Your Teacher-Librarian Can Be an Ally When Teaching Inquiry written by Trevor MacKenzie

Spokane Elinates School Librarians, Continuing Trend of Disappearing School Libraries written by Kelly Jensen

Pennsylvania Library Legislation from the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

Lawmakers Push to Require Librarians in Public Schools from Lansing City Pulse

Why Do We Need School Libraries? Written by Melinda Graham, 2005

Occupational Outlook Handbook, Librarians (2012)

Why You Need Your School Librarian Written by Kimberly Shearer (2012)

Elementary Librarian: Are School Libraries Still Necessary (2013)

How Cuts and Closures of Elementary School Libraries Are Hurting Our Kids by Solvej Schou (2014)

The Nonnegotiable Role of School Librarians Written by Scott Beck, PhD (2020)

There's No "Science of Reading" Without School Libraries and Librarians, A Predictor of Student Success Written by Nancy Bailey (2020)

Grant Opportunities


Teachers Have to Follow Copyright Too written by Alice Keeler

Federal Jury: HISD Staff Repeatedly Violated Copyright Laws, Owe Company $9.2M written by Jacob Carpenter

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