Reading advocacy is an essential component of a school library information and technology (LIT) program that helps ensure that the students of Washington State are effective users and producers of information and ideas:
- Establishes and models a powerful, fashionable and ubiquitous culture of reading in the school community
- Motivates and guides students to read for enjoyment and understanding
- Develops a relevant collection of fiction and non-fiction in a variety of formats, ensuring quality reading choices for all students
- Manages resources in support of established curriculum and student passions
The scope and mix of these functions will depend on the program priorities and goals of each local school district and school building.
Some of the many ways WLMA members engage in reading advocacy include the activities linked to the navigation menu (left). Check us out and join efforts to advocate for reading.