Urge your representatives to co-sponsor the SKILLs Act (H.R. 2864/ S. 1699), which will ensure that every school has a qualified librarian on staff.
Simply go to http://capwiz.com/ala/issues/alert/?alertid=10223941 , type in your zip code, click "GO" and write a short letter in the text box. Let them know that research has shown that students in schools with good school libraries learn more, get better grades, and score higher on standardized test scores. Let them know too that our students deserve school library media specialists trained to collaborate with teachers and to engage students in meaningful use of information.
If we don't stand up for school libraries, WHO WILL?
excerpt from an email (9/14) from
Ann Dutton Ewbank, Ph.D.
President, Arizona Library Association