Representative Monica Stonier
Senator Rosemary McAuliffe with @WLMALIT teacher-librarians Marianne Hunter, Sarah Applegate, and Steve Coker
Craig Seasholes, Sharyn Merrigan, Ron Wagner, Carina Pierce, and Mark Ray contributed to an international discussion highlighting our Advocacy, TLC3 program, and Social Media activities. The WLMA Advocacy video got good air time too.
A video of the program can be viewed here: TL Virtual Cafe
YOUR LOCAL ACTION NEEDED, NOW!
SB 6105 has moved onto the WA Senate floor. It updates the current definition of a school library program and the role of the teacher librarian to include Library Information and Technology WLMA's LIT program language.
Here are talking points for you to use in contacting state senators and representatives.Infographic demonstrating the correlation
between student success and school libraries.
WLMA lobbyist Carolyn Logue explains how and why to ask locally about MSOC funding allocations for school libraries. As you learn more about how MSOC funds are being allocated in your district, use this response form to tell WLMA advocacy what is happening in your district.
Follow this link to locate your school district's 2013-2014 allocation of MSOC funds: http://www.k12.wa.us/safs/data/reportformatter.asp (you need to scroll down)
Statewide Summary Report http://www.k12.wa.us/safs/rep/app/1314/00000app.pdf
Follow this link to our board statement on MSOC funding, use the suggestions in the video above and start the conversation about the importance of School LIT programs with your district or building administrators and PTA supporters.
Don't delay - Students need equitable resources today!
Services and Savings @ School Libraries
Also on our radar: HB 2824the study of basic education funding. No clear, specific scope for the study that relates to implementation of HB 2261. WLMA will need to be VERY involved to protect our piece in the prototype school model. Sponsored by Sullivan Santos, Maxwell, Darneille, Hunt and