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

AASL has retired the monthly Advocacy & Legislation Coalition Calls. The association will be moving to a different format and schedule for communications related to these topics. Future events will be held on Thursday evenings. Dates and times will be announced in January 2018. Archives of past calls can be found at the link above.

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.