Advocacy

What Is Advocacy?

Definitions developed by the AASL Advocacy Committee.

Events

Information on AASL sponsored events including Banned Websites Awareness Day and School Library Month.

AASL Advocacy & Legislation Coalition Calls

To strengthen and consolidate its advocacy and legislation efforts, AASL has launched an Advocacy and Legislation Coalition. Coalition meetings will be held virtually at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central on the second Wednesday of every month. Potential topics include updates from the ALA Washington Office and the ALA Office of Library Advocacy, current advocacy and legislative efforts from AASL and items submitted by state participants.

Intellectual Freedom

AASL-created resources and contact information in the event of a material challenge.

Legislation

Information on school library specific legislation and the ongoing legislative efforts of the ALA Washington Office.

Resources

Information to facilitate the school librarian's role as advocate for their program - this includes position statements, AASL developed professional development, relevant reports, research and statistics, and white papers. Also includes Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Librarian an AASL action brief.

Tools

Materials to facilitate school library program advocacy - this includes advocacy brochures and toolkits.