[Libs-Or] [Fwd: [alacro-l] Penn School Library Association Legislator @ Your Library Initiative]

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Tue Feb 3 10:54:57 PST 2009

FYI,  Read what the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association is doing.

Suzanne L. Sager
ALA Oregon Chapter Councilor

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Subject: 	[alacro-l] Penn School Library Association Legislator @ Your 
Library Initiative
Date: 	Tue, 3 Feb 2009 12:36:30 -0500
From: 	Michael Dowling <mdowling at ala.org>
Reply-To: 	alacro-l at ala.org
To: 	ALACRO-L <alacro-l at ala.org>

*Pennsylvania School Librarians Association*

*Legislator at Your Library Program*


The PSLA Legislation Committee has organized an efficient procedure for 
its members to invite their local state legislators to their school 
libraries. The purpose of the visits is to:

1. Inform legislators about the importance of school libraries in 
helping students achieve academically,

2. Show them school library facilities and the learning that takes place 
in them,

3. Illustrate the new roles that school library media specialists play 
in teaching, integration of technology, and providing professional 
development for teachers, and to

4.Advocate for more financial support and state requirements for school 
libraries and staffing.

PSLA has trained "event planners" who are retired PSLA members willing 
to advise and help working PSLA members with the planning and 
communication needs of legislator visits. Event planners will be the 
liaison between the school and the legislator’s office staff and assist 
with arranging media coverage. These visitations give our state 
legislators an opportunity to meet constituents and students, observe 
the learning that occurs in school libraries, and understand current 
needs of schools and libraries in preparing today’s students.

*For More Information*

PSLA Website: _http://www.psla.org_

Debra E. Kachel, Chairperson

PSLA Legislation Committee

Instructor, Mansfield University, School Library & Information 
Technologies Graduate School

_dkachel at mansfield.edu <mailto:dkachel at mansfield.edu>_




Michael Dowling


International and Chapter Relations Offices

American Library Association

50 E Huron St

Chicago, IL, USA

p +1 800-545-2433 ext 3200

f  +1 312-280-4392



Portland State University logo

Suzanne L. Sager
Library East, Cataloging
Portland State University

sagers at pdx.edu

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