Frontline Advocacy for School Libraries Toolkit

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Where School Is Cool! Frontline Advocacy for School Libraries Toolkit includes definitions, strategies, worksheets and checklists, and recommendations for specific activities..

Powerpoint: Frontline Advocacy: Promotion+Marketing=Advocates

Consider joining the Teacher Librarian Virtual Cafe wiki for transformative conversations about teacher-librarians, educational technology, and collaborative connections to facilitate meaningful and lifelong learning skills.


American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Advocacy Toolkit

Library Advocate’s Handbook (PDF)

The YA Advocacy Action Plan Workbook (PDF)

School Library Systems Advocacy Toolkit

National Council for the Social Studies Toolkit

AASL School Library Program Health and Wellness Toolkit

AASL Crisis Toolkit

New York State School Library Media Program Rubric (SLMPE)

Knight Commission Report (Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age)

School Libraries Count survey and previous years' reports

NEW!!! Position paper from Ross Todd and Carol Gordon from CISSL. It cites five decades of research proving that school libraries help boost student achievement: School Libraries, Now More than Ever. Download it from:

Instructional Classification Toolkit to support the classification of SLMSs as educators.

Horizon Report on K-12 Education

From ALA and NYLA:

  • Add It Up Research and statistics to help advocates make the case for libraries at every stage of youth development and education.


Social Media Revolution video from YouTube

The Missing Librarians

Laurie Halse Anderson's Knickerbocker Award acceptance speech snippet

Did You Know 4.0

Sidwell Friends School Library web page. Check out the video! It meets the needs of the library's stakeholders, the students.