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ALA President Urges Signing White House Petition on School Libraries

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on Friday, January 27, 2012 in Federal Legislation
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The following is a letter from ALA President Molly Raphael.Dear Colleagues,I hope that by now you have heard about AASL President Carl Harvey’s White House Petition on School Libraries. 25,000 signatures are needed by February 4, 2012, in order for this petition to reach the desk of the President. We are more than halfway there, but time is running out!In addition to signing the petition, please take these steps to ensure that this petition is a success:1. Spread the word and see that at least ten of your friends or family members also sign;2. Work with local educational groups, including the local PTA or PTO, and ask them to mount a signing campaign;3. Work with other community groups and ask them to get involved.School libraries are everyone’s issue. Cuts in staffing or elimination of school library programs in a specific community affect all libraries in that community, whether it’s the public...