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.
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.