LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY at the STATE LEVEL
Church, Audrey. "If You Invite a Legislator to the Library…." KQ, AASL, 17 Mar. 2017.
Kromer, Kathi. “August Is Peak Season for Advocacy: Tips for meeting with your members of Congress.” American Libraries, 3 Aug 2018.
Sullivan, Margaret. “The Importance of Advocacy at the State Level”. KQ, AASL, 7 Aug. 2018.
Important Advocacy Tip:
"Communication with Legislators"
by Deb Kachel in School Library Monthly, p.8-10, Feb. 2014. 5 easy steps to raise awareness with legislators. Not available digitally but worth finding in paper.
Smart Goals for Visibility by Paige Jaeger (Library Door blog post, March 24, 2014)
Hardesty, Kathryn. "Speech to School Board Supporting School Libraries and Librarians." (ilovelibraries.org)
Legislative Efforts Elsewhere
MICHIGAN Data by NON-Librarians
Michigan School Finance Collaborative. Costing Out the Resources Needed to Meet Michigan’s Standards and Requirements. Michigan School Finance Collaborative, 2018. Fund MI Schools. One-page Fact Sheet is available. Read full 2018 website of the School Finance Research Collaborative at www.fundmischools.org/.
OpED: Zemke, Adam, et al. "Opinion | A Librarian in Every Michigan school? Lawmakers Make the Case." Bridge (MI), The Center for Michigan, 5 June 2018. The Center for Michigan, which includes Bridge Magazine, was created to help Michigan citizens develop an agenda to move our state forward. The three authors are the state legislators who proposed this bill.
Valley, Jackie. "School Librarians Fear a 'Quiet Crisis' is Endangering Their Place in the Education World." Nevada Independent, 25 Mar. 2018. A school librarian stepped up to work with a gubenatorial candidate.
Allen-Kinross, Pippa. "New Campaign Would Make School Libraries a Statutory Requirement." Schools Week, 27 Apr. 2018. This may be the UK but..