Harrison Ford continues to be awesome by speaking out for libraries in this new PSA that was just released. Ford's newest movie, Call of the Wild, which is based on the beloved book by Jack London, is scheduled for release on Feb. 21st, 2020. Thanks for your support, Harrison! We love you too. You can … Continue reading Harrison Ford Loves Libraries!
1. Increase school library funding 2. Refine school library impact guidelines 3. Increase collaboration across library associations statewide 4. Set up meetings between members of the U.S. Senate and House within the 13 Congressional Districts in North Carolina 5. Level state aid for libraries 6. Increase Web-based resources for libraries 7. State Library Legislative Day, … Continue reading 2019-2020 Legislative Agenda
Dr. Chow has found a great Website that can be used to support school libraries. This Website highlights school libraries and student success. There is a lot here for different groups of users. There is a section explaining what libraries do, there is a section for parents, a library advocacy starter kit section is there … Continue reading Great Website Supporting School Libraries
2019 Student Library Ambassador Program FlyerDownload
We are looking for students k-college to represent each of NC's 13 congressional districts. The top 3 winning entrants will go to Washington, D.C. to meet with legislators on National Library Legislative Day. We need enthusiastic student library advocates who are willing to share their love of libraries with local and national legislators. See our … Continue reading The 2019-2020 Student Library Ambassador Contest Has Begun!
Here's a sneak peek at our flyer! Keep posted for the official entry page!
Martha McGehee Tell us a little about yourself I am a children's librarian in High Point, NC and a former elementary school teacher. I graduated from Guilford College in 2013 and I am currently completing my Masters of Library and Information Science degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I live with my … Continue reading Advocate Profile: Martha McGehee
A fascinating study was conducted in 2015 to measure the contributions of librarians to NC Community College student success. The study, “Community College Libraries & Librarians and Student Success,” was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered … Continue reading Community College Libraries & Librarians and Student Success
Through all of our combined advocacy efforts, FY20 was approved with not only an overall increase in funding, but a $10 million increase for the IMLS, the largest increase in tweleve years! The Innovative Approaches to Literacy program was protected from elimination, and new advocates form every state in the U.S. joined the #FundLibraries campaign! … Continue reading FY20 Success!