Today, more than ever, we need to actively show the value of school library programs in our Illinois schools. By highlighting and celebrating what is happening day to day in our thriving libraries, we will no longer be defending our value but rather showcasing the educational benefits to our students, staff, administration and Board. This site is dedicated to providing school librarians tried and true tips and ready-to-go resources they can use immediately to help them advocate.

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Collaboration is at the heart of school librarianship. Develop the skills you need to collaborate more effectively with teachers.

Communication is key to any successful library program. Discover tools to communicate with students, staff, administrators, and parents.

Find resources to help you advocate for your school library program.

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