Access the MASL Advocacy Toolkit: to support you in advocating for your position and our profession! Infographic flyers, lists with advocacy talking points, and 10 other flyers on how school library media specialists support education.
Helpful Tips on How to Advocate: Become an effective advocate for your profession whenever and wherever you can! This concise flyer of tips was created by Christina Canfield of the Michigan Education Association.
Endorsement of School Librarians from the Michigan Library Cooperative Directors Association: MASL is pleased to share the "Statement on School Libraries" from the Michigan Library Cooperative Directors Association. Not only does the MCDA fully endorse the Library of Michigan's support for school libraries, but also "supports the employment of fully certified school librarians/media specialists in every public and private school in the state."
Today's Role of School Library Media Specialists
How School Library Media Specialists Support Literacy
Who to Contact: to express your opinion and make your voice heard regarding school libraries, legislative issues, and funding, click here.
Videos to Share:
Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian?
Created by California School Library Association and released in October 2014..
The 21st Century Media Center Program
The Library of Michigan and MAME (now MASL) collaborated to create this video on the importance of a strong media center program and the difference they make to student learning.
What EXACTLY do Teacher Librarians do?
Three teacher librarians as they share their day-to-day realities. Topics up for discussion include what makes the job fun, what they wish they knew when they began a career in teacher librarianship, and how they handle the special challenges presented by budgets, school populations, student and teacher needs, facilities issues, district politics, etc. Get the inside scoop on what a career in teacher librarianship is REALLY like, and find out if it’s a good fit for you.