1. Increase school library funding School libraries are where many students develop their initial impression of libraries and currently funding is uneven based on the principal and school district. Furthermore, due to the fact that most school libraries have to raise funds in order to purchase books and add additional resources, a socio-economic divide has … 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!