MSLA has spent the past several years working toward providing the research and advocacy to support this belief. In the last couple of years that work has been taken on by the Legislative Commission. Over the past year, it has included work on the new Federal Legislation for ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). You can read about what our committee has been up to here and here. There is more work to be done and it is imperative to answer the call when the call comes for school librarian involvement. Successful Legislative Breakfasts were held this year as in past years at school libraries - getting legislators and community members into your building and libraries is an effective way to demonstrate the difference a library makes in our students lives. There are so many resources at our fingertips and when we join forces we are indeed a force.
Keep sharing links on social media. It’s powerful what we can accomplish together!
Lastly, I’m really looking forward to the MSLA Conference 2017 - Beyond the Binding in May. The MSLA Professional Learning Committee has been diving deep to create a really exciting two days of learning, sharing and growing together! I hope to connect with many of you there.