"You as a school library media specialist are too important to too many children to let budget reductions that impact your program just 'happen.' Get active, ask for support, and heed the words of Dylan Thomas – 'Do not go gentle into that good night.'" - Doug Johnson
The resources on this page are desgined to help NCSLMA members fight for and maintain library services and positions that impact North Carolna's young people. Keeping in mind that the best form of advocacy is to provide quality, far reaching services that impact student learning, the resources on this page are divided into two sections.
Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to combat a tough economy and the drastic cuts to education that have followed. However, by providing quality, impactful services and embedding themselves into the instructional programs at their schools, North Carolina's school librarians can (and do!) draw a clear and distinct line between themselves and student learning. The purpose of these resources is to help North Carolina school librarians draw that line.
Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School
Dr. Teresa Starrett and Dr. Judi Moreillon proudly announce the launch of their crowdsourced video called "Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School". You can find it on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/bihGT7LoBP0. We hope you will share this work and this message widely in your professional learning community and on your social media networks.