Library Advocacy Information

This page lists resources to help you in advocating for your library and library program, including research studies supporting the importance of libraries, certificated Teacher-Librarians, and library programs.

Advocacy for School Library Media Teachers – Resources and websites related to advocacy efforts – by David Loertscher.

ALA School Library Campaign – Information about the “@ your library” campaign.

ALA – Online Tools and Publications – Resources, including tools and publications, produced by ALA.

ALA / AASL Advocacy Toolkit – Information and resources for the “@ your library” campaign and to promote libraries.

David Loertscher Info Site – Variety of advocacy resources by David Loertscher.

Toolbox – Bookmarks, clip art, symbols, and other resources.

Research studies:

IASL School Libraries Make a Difference – Links to research reports and other documents from various countries and areas that show that school libraries make a difference to student achievement.

Keith Curry Lance’s School Library Impact Studies – Research studies by Keith Curry Lance showing that school media librarians and libraries help kids perform better on standardized tests.

Lance and Loertscher – Library Media Program Research – Research showing that School Library media programs make a difference by Keith Lance and David V. Loertscher.

School Libraries Work! (2016) – The 2016 updated edition of the research report: School Libraries Work.

Texas School Libraries’ Standards Main Page – Texas State Library and Archives – A study of Texas school libraries and standards set.