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Two top current priorities for California school boards and school districts are:

  • Implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Meeting the requirements of the state's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) legislation and creation of a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Both of these priority areas call for a strong school library program, and advocacy for such programs must occur at the local level, since each district is now controlling how education funding is allocated. It is crucial that we all advocate for library staff and library resources in our own schools and districts. CSLA has assembled a "toolkit" of materials to help you better understand both CCSS and LCFF and to assist you with your local advocacy efforts.

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Membership Levels


$75 / Year

Persons employed in education, holding a valid teaching and teacher librarian credential, or a Masters Degree in Library Science or in Library or equivalent.


$45 / Year

Persons employed in the library field, not holding a teacher librarian credential.


$35 / Year

Persons retired or not actively employed.


$25 / Year

Persons enrolled in college, not holding a teacher librarian credential.


$15 / Year

Persons not employed in libraries who support school libraries.


$150 / Year

Educational agencies, such as a county office of education, which support school libraries. Two (2) individual names from the institution can be connected to an institutional account. NOTE: K-14 programs do not qualify for an institutional membership.


$125 / Year

Persons employed in firms which support school libraries.


$500 / Year

Persons employed in firms which support school libraries and wish to receive additional benefits, including: discounted fees for conference exhibitions; listing in the bi-annual electronic journal, in the conference program, newsletter issues preceding and following the conference, on the CSLA website with hyperlinks; and recognition during the annual conference by introductions during the membership meeting and with signage at conference exhibits.