[Libs-Or] Fwd: Help Save School Libraries, Contact Your Senator About the SKILLS Act

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 13:39:53 PDT 2011

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From: Ted Wegner, American Library Association <twegner at alawash.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 1:28 PM
Subject: Help Save School Libraries, Contact Your Senator About the SKILLS
To: Diedre Conkling <diedre08 at gmail.com>

   Funding for school libraries is in jeopardy. Across the country, students
are attending schools without effective school library programs. Without
access to school libraries, students are missing out on college and career
readiness programs, digital literacy instruction, and personalized support
from state certified school librarians.

The Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLS) Act is a
bill introduced in the Senate that would ensure that students everywhere
have access to a quality school library program. Here’s how you can help
move this piece of legislation forward.

1. Go the ALA Legislative Action Center by clicking here:

2.  Read over the talking points and type in your zip code to find the phone
number for your senator’s office. You can also be connected to your
senator’s office by calling the capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121

3.  Call both senators and ask them to co-sponsor the SKILLS Act using the
provided talking points and your own stories about why school libraries are
so important.

4. Fill out the feedback card or email Ted Wegner at twegner at alawash.org  to
describe what you heard

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*Diedre Conkling**
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR 97365
Phone & Fax: 541-265-3066
Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

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