We are excited to begin this new chapter of our advocacy efforts. This SNL blog will support our SNL mission by addressing topics that improve understanding of school libraries and their certified staff as influencers of improving student achievement. The blog is one more tool in our toolkit to further influence stakeholders and allies to speak up often in support of student access to fully staffed and fully stocked school libraries on every HISD campus.
In case you missed the Mission on the front page of the website:
Every HISD student deserves a full-time certified school librarian and a fully stocked library. The mission of Students Need Libraries in HISD is to make this happen by persistently providing information to the HISD School Board, HISD librarians and their stakeholders: students, parents, community residents as well as campus and district personnel.
We have a list of topics already in mind, but will always take suggestions. We also hope to invite a variety of guest authors from the SNL membership to join the effort. It definitely takes a village to keep a project like this moving forward. Please be in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This blog is primarily authored by Debbie Hall and Dorcas Hand, but guest authors are welcome. If you have an idea to share, please contact our email below. Debbie is a retired HISD librarian and Library Services Specialist. Dorcas is a retired school librarian who remains active in AASL/ALA. Both support increased equity in school library access and support for all HISD students and campuses.