Washington Schools Need Teacher Librarians

All Washington K-12 students deserve access to a strong school library program with a qualified  Teacher Librarian.

We believe all Washington students deserve access to strong school library programs directed by qualified Teacher Librarians. Decades of research confirm that students with strong school library programs and qualified Teacher Librarians have better educational outcomes and are more prepared for postsecondary education. This is especially true for students who experience poverty or other risk factors. However, school library programs in Washington are currently not equitably distributed, with those most in need of strong school libraries having the least access to them.  

We hope you use this website to learn about the importance of all school libraries for Washington students.  

We are committed to working toward equity in school library staffing for Washington's students.

OLLI is coming! 


The Washington Library Association School Library Division is excited to announce its first Olympic Library Leadership Incubator (OLLI) for current and pre-service teacher-librarians. Whether you are studying to begin your library career or have been working in libraries for a while, you are invited to join this group designed to supercharge your leadership skills. Recharge your practice, share your passions, and elevate your impact with librarian leaders from across the state. 

Participants will:

OLLI’s first session will take place Friday, July 26, 2024 in Tumwater, WA from 8:00-4:00. Some travel stipends may be available. Subsequent sessions will be held virtually and at the 2025 WLA annual conference in Tacoma, April 10-12, 2025. 

OLLI is made possible due to the AASL ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant.

Please complete this form by Wednesday, May 29 to apply. A limited number of travel stipends are available. Accepted applicants will be notified no later than Monday, June 3. 

Questions? Email sarah.logan.wla@gmail.com.

Take Action! 

Start here to find your local WA representatives.

Use the tips found here to invite representatives to visit your library.

Contact Local Education Policymakers:

Join the conversation on social media with #K12Librarians4AllWA