CSLA (California School Library Association) has set up a wiki
on which people can share tools, their stories, and ideas for fighting the budget cuts facing so many teacher librarians in California this spring. The organization has also prepared a great toolkit document on Responding to a
March 15 Notice
with excellent tips for anyone facing potential cuts to school library positions.
ALA has many resources for advocacy. One is talking points for school libraries
as part of Add It Up: Libraries Make the Difference in Youth Development and E...
AASL has a very helpful Advocacy Toolkit
as well as a Crisis Toolkit
for those facing imminent cuts.
Also check the Fund our Future: Washington
website created by the three wonderful and talented "Spokane Moms" who have done wonders raising funds and awareness for school libraries in the State of Washington. I keep thinking that in the huge State of California, we should be able to get our own "Spokane Moms" advocating for our school libraries! Let's all work on ideas for how to make that happen! I know that the wonderful Spokane Moms are ready and willing to help clone their plan in other states.