Bargaining and Advocacy Toolkit
The materials on this page are designed to assist locals that are interested in bargaining for certified school librarian positions in their districts or who are attempting to reinstate or rebuild school library programs.
Bargaining and Advocacy Tools
- School Library Assessment Tool for Locals: This assessment form, meant to be used for a single building, can be used by locals, building/district administrators, parents, and/or community members to gather information about library staffing, space, budget for materials, and usage. Completing an assessment for every school in a district can help pinpoint inequities within districts.
- Contract Bargaining for Library Services: Consult this list of aspects of library services to address in your contract.
- Talking Points Outline: Quick reference for talking points about why we need both licensed teacher librarians and library support staff.
- Summary of Studies on the Positive Impact of School Libraries
- “Why School Libraries Matter: What Years of Research Tell Us”
- MTA School Library Task Force Issue Brief
- Resources Lost when Licensed School Librarians are Cut
- How to Speak Administrator
- AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Advocacy Tools
Standards and Guidelines for Effective School Libraries
- AASL Position Statements on Effective School Library Programs
- IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) School Library Guidelines