ESSA and Wyoming School Library Advocacy



With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act in December, library media specialists may be asking how it affects them. According to School Library Journal, the legislation is the first in 50 years to provide revenue for school libraries in support of services and resources.

The outcome may not be seen for some time, but school librarians may be interested in both learning more about it and in what steps they can take to advocate for their own library. Some recommended reading:

The Wyoming State Library maintains a collection of library science materials available to you at WSL or through interlibrary loan. Some titles of interest for school library advocacy include:

Find more titles from our collection in WYLDCAT, or check out our Pinterest boards. Questions? Contact Paige Bredenkamp, WSL school library consultant, at paige.bredenkamp@wyo.gov or 777-6331.

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