Resources 

School Librarians as Learning Leaders 

This infographic from AASL helps administrators better understand the role library media specialists play in student achievement and student engagement. 

Future Ready Librarians 

The Future Ready Librarians initiative is designed to raise awareness among school and district leaders about the role school librarians play in providing our students with an education that prepares them for their future. 

American Association of School Librarians 

GLMA is an affiliate assembly for the American Association of School Librarians. Their Advocacy Tools page contains many resources, including a series of brochures about how school library programs improve student learning. 

School Libraries: A Lesson in Student Success 

This powerful infographic from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) conveys the gaps in student research skills and the roles served by modern school library programs.

School Libraries and Student Acheivement 

This infographic from the Library Research Service (LRS) focuses on the link between school libraries and student achievement.

Teacher Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning 

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The Biggest Classroom in the School

Studies show that a strong library media program helps students learn more and score higher on standardized achievement tests than their peers in library-impoverished schools. 

Fully Funded Libraries

​Fully funding libraries via a dedicated source of funding is the best bargain and gets the best results for Georgia’s schools. 

Local Advocacy

These guidelines from GLMA are intended to help school library media specialists build grassroots support and influence decision-making at the local and district levels, as well as the state level.

The Art of Lobbying

This presentation from GLMA is designed to help school library media specialists become more effective at legislators and other policymakers.

The Georgia Library Media Association supports our members in advocating for the support of their school library programs.

 

GLMA employs a registered lobbyist to represent members in the legislative process, and we use various forms of electronic communication and social media to keep our members informed about the state-level policies that impact their programs. We also support members in advocating for their programs at the school, district, state and national levels.

 

Legislative Updates for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly (listed by most recent)

 

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video from the Washington Library Media Association highlights the essential role teacher librarians play in information and technology literacy instruction, reading advocacy, and information management.

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School 

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Texas Library Association, Demco, and the Dean's Research Funds (College of Professional Education, Texas Woman's University).

Learning Commons: Sope Creek Elementary School 

Check out what's possible in a Library Learning Commons in this video from Sope Creek Elementary School in Cobb County

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