It IS exciting when informed citizens organize in support of libraries! In this case, this group of women in Spokane, Washington have mounted a campaign called “Fund our Future.” They are lobbying the Washington State Legislature to fund Teacher-Librarian positions and to allocate money specifically for library materials. See some of their great efforts chronicled on their website.
Thanks to Sara Kelly Johns and the AASL Blog for bringing this outstanding advocacy effort to our attention. If you know anyone in Washington, encourage them to sign the petition. If you’re in the area on Friday, Feb. 1, join the rally on the Capitol Steps in Olympia, Wa.
And, even greater, perhaps this advocacy effort will rub off on some equally concerned and informed citizens in other states…like in California!