TASL Advocacy Resources

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Many of the resources listed on this page are shared from the American Association of School Librarians' advocacy webpage at www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy. The American Association of School Librarians is a division of the American Library Association. For additional free resources, visit www.ala.org/aasl. Used with permission.


Tools, brochures, and other resources to support school library
communities in their quest to improve campus libraries.

ESSA and Texas School Libraries

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is required to submit a plan to implement ESSA in Texas by September, 2017. TLA is working closely with TEA, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and other stakeholders to ensure that the library community is a key part of the process.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released preliminary results of a recently completed online survey regarding the state’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This preliminary report contains only the raw data output from the survey without any interpretation of the results. In addition, the documents contains only responses to the quantitative questions, the open-ended comment data will be analyzed and presented in a final report.

Additional ESSA Resources

TASL Advocacy: Free Online Seminar- School Libraries Rallying Support and Empowering Friends

  • “Doable Action: Advocacy Made Simple” Watch these free TLA webinars NOW! The two school library webinars were presented on Sept. 29, 2016  (“School Libraries Rallying Supporters and Empowering Friends” by Cindy Buchanan and Nicole Cruz) and Oct. 12, 2016  (“School Libraries Reaching and Talking to Local Decision Makers” by Susi Grissom and Dorcas Hand).

TASL Advocacy: Do Districts Have to Hire Librarians?

TASL Position Statement on School Librarian Certification Requirements

See this letter drafted by TASL's leadership on the issue of school librarians and the teaching credential. The letter, which was submitted to the State Board for Educator Certification, offers a synopsis of the rationale and research on librarians and instruction.

TASL Educating a Child PDFs:

AASL Toolkits

Has your school eliminated the librarian, closed the library? Are you concerned that the school library on your campus is not adequately supported? Do you want to prevent that possibility?

Other Advocacy Resources from All Over

Created on Mar 28, 2014 | Last updated October 03, 2017