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Model Letter in Support of SB 390 (Mendoza)

We need your action, right now! School Library Breakthrough! Letters must be postmarked no later than September 11, 2017. Model Letter in Support of SB 390 (Mendoza) We need your action, right now!  School Librarianship has been waiting a long time for this legislative moment, and that breakthrough time has come!   California Senator Mendoza has crafted… Read more »

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CSLA announces the launch of a new “Stand Up 4 Students” campaign

Energized by AASL’s ESSA advocacy efforts and the AASL ESSA workshop presented last fall by Katie Williams, the AASL Region 7 Director, California School Library Association established an ESSA Task Force, which has launched the new “Stand up 4 Students” campaign. Advocacy for school library funding is especially challenging in California, due in good part… Read more »

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Ontario Teen Book Fest 3-25-17

Teen Book Fest (Ontario) http://www.ontariotbf.org/ The details: March 25th 9-5 pm (with book signing from 3 to 5 pm) at Colony High School, 3850 E. Riverside Drive in Ontario, CA. Here’s how you get this free CSLA member benefit: Go to this Google form: Sign up spreadsheet and sign up no later than March 23rd…. Read more »

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California Audit of Library Services

On November 17, 2016, Elaine M. Howle, the California State Auditor, released Report 2016-112, entitled School Library Services: Vague State Laws and a Lack of Monitoring Allow School Districts to Provide a Minimal Level of Library Services.  The audit was conducted at the unanimous request of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. The report includes findings of its work,… Read more »

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CSLA releases position statement on ESSA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2016 – California School Library Association (CSLA) has released a position statement on the role of effective school library programs in the Every Student Succeeds Act. Approved by the CSLA Executive Board on October 1, 2016, the statement can be viewed on the CSLA website, CSLA ESSA Position Statement (view on… Read more »

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