MSLA Advocacy Priorities
School Libraries matter—But not all students have what they need
The Special Commission on School Library Services in Massachusetts
submitted its findings in February 2018 with recommendations to improve equity of access to school library services in its report: The Massachusetts School Library Study: Equity and Access for Students in the Commonwealth to the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education. The Commission, which included educators, legislators, librarians, and members of the business community, found that Massachusetts public school students do not have equity when it comes to their school library programs.
Access to a school library and a school librarian benefits every student, but
The Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA), the professional organization for Massachusetts school library teachers, calls for action to implement the recommendations to improve equity of access to students in Massachusetts as recommended by the Special Commission.
The most important first steps:
MSLA will co-sponsor and be represented and many of its members will attend Massachusetts Library Legislative Day on March 5, 2019 at the State House in Boston. We hope you will join us and visit the showcase which will include school library exhibits. Register
Further information on the Special Commission’s report is available at: https://libguides.salemstate.edu/MASchoolLibraryResearchProject
Please contact Greg Pronevitz, MSLA Communications Specialist, if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org