Data compiled from a 2019 survey of TN school librarians provided an overview for legislators about our strengths and the ways we can support our schools even more with the leadership of a State Coordinator.)

PDF version of the 2019 TASL School Libraries Report


Tools You Can Use to Advocate for School Library Programs


The ALA provides you a place to report challenged materials and they have resources to help you through the process! 
The passage of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) was great news for school libraries.  Now it's time to take advantage of the opportunities it provides. AASL has shared the following information.  Check it out!
AASL has resources to help you understand exactly what it means for school library programs:


Looking for a tool to quickly and effectively show the impact made by your library? Check out AASL's School Library Snapshot Tool. The Snapshot is aligned to provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Be sure to share your snapshot!


Everyday Advocacy

Advocacy isn't only about contacting legislators and policy makers.  It's about being sure that all stakeholders know just how valuable a strong school library program is.  Here are some tools to help with your Everyday Advocacy efforts.

AASL has a Toolkit to get you started or inspire you with some new ideas. Check out AASL's advocacy page for even more information.

Tennessee Library Association Legislation Watchlist

The Tennessee Library Association actively monitors state legislation related to libraries, librarians, school media specialists, reading, copyright, and intellectual freedom. Also, locate your elected officials.

The Pennsylvania School Library Project has a wealth of information.  This valuable tool will help further your advocacy efforts.Here's the link: