Library Association Tools:
AASL, TASL, ALSC, Future Ready Schools, and more
AASL. Definition for an Effective School Library Program. (AASL Position Papers, 2016)
Toolkit for Promoting School Libraries (Sept. 2015)
KQ Blog from AASL for all kinds of tips from advocacy to curriculum.
Toolkit for Promoting School Library Programs by the 2015 ALA Emerging Leaders. (Posted 2015)
AASL Essential Links offers many additional resources related to libraries and student achievement.
School Libraries Transform Learning, American Libraries Digital Supplement, September, 2014
AASL Advocacy Brochures:
School Library Programs Promote Student Learning
Brochures speak to Administrators, Policymakers, Parents (in English or Spanish), and Teachers. These are downloadable for free, and for sale preprinted.
AASL Crisis Toolkit:
If you are looking at the AASL Crisis Toolkit, chances are your program is danger of being reduced or eliminated. This kit is designed to assist you as you build meaningful and effective support for saving your program. That means educating and rallying stakeholders to speak out on behalf of school libraries.
AASL School Library Program Health and Wellness Toolkit:
The time to deal with library programs cuts is before they happen or before they are even a possibility. This toolkit provides resources to help you build stakeholder support and true advocacy. It supports your proactive efforts to keep your library program healthy as you work to build the program and to prevent cuts.
Proactive Strategies for Saving School Libraries based on a concurrent session to be presented at the AASL Conference in Hartford, CT, on November 16, 2013, by Deborah Levitov, Christie Kaaland, and Debra E. Kachel.
AASL Publish Research Agenda in new white paper (September 2, 2014)
Blogs and Websites by TX School Librarians
Building a Culture of Collaboration to support student and educator success, where the authors share research and musings, news and views, and prompt lively conversations regarding collaboration between school librarians, classroom teachers, specialists, school administrators, and others involved in improving 21st-century literacy learning for youth.
ALSC offers great advocacy resources - a web page, a weekly challenge, ...
Everyday Advocacy from ALSC: Learn, Share, Make a Difference
Resources for Libraries to Engage Communities from ALA's Transforming Libraries initiative.
Many of the resources listed on this page is shared from the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, advocacy website at www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy.
For additional free resources visit www.ala.org/aasl. Used with permission.
Other Advocacy Resources
FutureReady.org. “FutureReady Libraries Fact Sheet.” (FutureReady, 2016)
FutureReady.org. “Future Ready Librarians: About the Effort.” (FutureReady, 2016)
New Jersey Assn. of School Librarians (NJASL). Unlock Student Potential: Support Highly Effective School Library Programs in New Jersey.” (NJASL Advocacy Toolkit, 2016)
MASL (Missouri Assn. of School Librarians). “Because of You Missouri School Libraries Transform.” (Presented at ALA Orlando, June 2016)
Sweeney, PC. “How is EveryLibrary Different And How Does It Support Libraries?” (EveryLibrary.org, May 2, 2016)
School Library Advocacy on ScoopIt, edited by Karen Bonanno.
School Library Advocacy on Pinterest, edited by Sara Kelly Johns.
School Library Advocacy, edited by Christie Kaaland, Debra Kachel, and Deborah D. Levitov.