LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY at the STATE LEVEL
Church, Audrey. "If You Invite a Legislator to the Library…." KQ, AASL, 17 Mar. 2017.
Hurst-Wahl, Jill. “How to Hug a Porcupine: Relationship Building with Lawmakers and Why It's Important.” Digitization 101, 8 July 2019. Reviewing a United for Libraries program at ALA Annual 2019.
Kromer, Kathi. “August Is Peak Season for Advocacy: Tips for meeting with your members of Congress.” American Libraries, 3 Aug 2018.
Sostaric, Katarina. "Update: Senate Committee Restores Nurse, Librarian Requirement For School Districts; Advances Bill." Iowa Public Radio, 27 Feb. 2019.
Sullivan, Margaret. “The Importance of Advocacy at the State Level”. KQ, AASL, 7 Aug. 2018.
Important Advocacy Tips
Kachel, Deb."Communication with Legislators"
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
Evans, Maxwell. "Lawmakers Push to Require Librarians in Public Schools." Lansing City Pulse [Lansing MI], 11 May 2019.
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.
Chang, Julie. "Texas Senate Passes Teacher Pay Raise, Adds Librarians." Austin American Statesman [Austin TX], 4 Mar. 2019.
Chang, Julie. "School Librarians Left Out of $5K Pay Raise Proposal." Austin American Statesman [Austin TX], 22 Feb. 2019.
Allen-Kinross, Pippa. "New Campaign Would Make School Libraries a Statutory Requirement." Schools Week, 27 Apr. 2018. This may be the UK but..