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EveryLibrary and Rosen Publishing Team Up to Train School Librarian Leaders

EveryLibrary is proud to announce a new donation from Rosen Publishing in support of our Political Literacy trainings for the 2017 cohort of Lilead Fellows. This donation supports the development of a robust curriculum by EveryLibrary for the Lilead Fellows Program, an advanced, intensive professional development opportunity that empowers, enables, and equips school district library […]

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Announcing our powerful new platform to fight for school librarians!

I am thrilled to announce the launch of our new SaveSchoolLibrarians.org site and an expanded partnership with five state school library associations and Follet Learning to work on restoring school librarians to schools and districts – and to expanding funding for school library programs – in their states. EveryLibrary has been an active and engaged […]

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School Librarians in Galesburg Under Threat

Sign the petition today to keep school librarians in Galesburg school libraries! In Illinois, the Galesburg School District’s administration recently proposed cutting 7 of the 8 librarians for next year in order to save money. This short sighted proposal would mean that there is only one remaining school librarian who would serve as the District […]

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You helped school libraries win in South Orange, NJ

We are proud to have so many Americans support school libraries and fight back when they are being threatened for closure. That’s exactly what happened in South Orange-Maplewood School District. We were able to use the resources provided by people like you to help the citizens fight back when SOMSD was cutting the school librarians […]

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Reverse the Cuts to Chicago School Lirbaries

Please send an email to the Chicago Board of Education and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. This year marks another year of drastic cuts to school librarians. In fact, Chicago Public Schools are even cutting the school librarian that the students themselves stood up and successfully fought for last year. Please, don’t let our students go unsupported! Chicago […]

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It’s Time to Hire Librarians at Christina School District

Many of the secondary schools in the Christina School District in Wilmington, DE. intend to continue to operate without librarians.  Despite the passing of a recent referendum that will enable the district to employ more teachers and reduce the average class size, the district will continue to open many of its doors this August to […]

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Don’t Trade the Libraries Away at Trinity Area Schools

The Trinity Area School Board in Washington County, PA made a disastrous decision to eliminate the high school librarian position in April. They voted 7-1 to take this unprecedented action while also, that same night, voting to increase coaches’ and extracurricular sponsors’ salaries from $379,538 to $418,671, an increase of $39,133. This means that to fund these […]

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ESSA Guidance from ALA and AASL

With passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), school library programs and school librarian positions are now part of federal education policy and law.  The new ‘authorizing language’ in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) restores these programs and positions in several Titles after being absent from No Child Left Behind for more […]

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After ESSA Passage, Students Protest Closure of School Library

Fresh on the heels of the passage of ESSA, the new education act that was just signed into law and included language for school librarians, the Mayor of Chicago and the Chicago Public School system made the decision to cut the librarian at the DuSable High School. Much to their surprise, the students at the […]

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ESEA, School Librarians, and What Comes Next

EveryLibrary is excited to hear the news from the American Library Association​ Washington Office that ESEA reauthorization – with school library programs in the bill  – has passed the Senate and is going to the President for his signature. This reauthorization replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and is now called the Every Student Succeeds Act […]