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Advocacy Resources

The time to advocate for your library is before you face budget or program cuts. These resources are designed to support school librarians’ proactive efforts to keep your effective school library program whole, and growing. Many of the resources are shared from the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) advocacy website. AASL is a division of the American Library Association. Used with permission.

School Library Program Standards 2018

Revised and adopted by the Texas State Library and Archives Commissioners on March 9, 2018. The revised standards establish guidelines for school library programs at five levels: distinguished, accomplished, proficient, developing, and improvement needed. Supplemental Resources are being developed and will be posted on the TSLAC website when completed.

Download the standards

School Administrator’s Toolkit

From interview questions to checklists for posting job descriptions, to strategies for creating a vibrant school library program, this tool kit offers a wealth of resources. It is designed for school administrators and HR departments to better inform them when hiring and retaining library personnel.

School Administrator’s Toolkit

Quality Education for All Learners

TLA Webinar Recordings

Parent Resources

TLA/TASL Position Statements

AASL Toolkits

Has your school eliminated the librarian, closed the library? Are you concerned that the school library on your campus is not adequately supported? Do you want to prevent that possibility?

Other Resources

 

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Special Session #1: The Texas Legislature is Back

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The first special session of the 87th Texas Legislature opened Thursday, July 8 and may last up to 30 days. Issues to be considered are limited to those set by Governor Greg Abbott in his proclamation calling the special session. Governor Abbott prioritized 11 issues including election and voter registration reform, bail system reform, protecting […]

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Between the Lines: July Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Donald Cummings, Librarian Lady Bird Johnson Middle School Irving ISD   What inspired you to become a librarian? I have loved reading and libraries ever since I was a kid. I grew up in Conroe, and I was always at the local branch of the Montgomery County Library. I loved getting lost in those rows […]

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