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Massachusetts School Library Research Project: Advocacy Materials

Using the MA School Library Study

These resources will open as a "Copy" file in Google Docs that you can edit and customize for your own advocacy needs.

Self-assessment Tool 

Advocacy Materials

The Value of MLS Membership

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) provides critical, cost-effective service to libraries statewide and returns more than $54 million in value to local municipalities. That’s more than $7 return on investment for every $1 in state funding!

The Value of MLS Membership

In order to qualify for MLS membership, schools are required to employ a licensed. Use this resource to demonstrate the value a licensed school librarian brings to a school in terms of informational resources and the expertise needed to teach their use to students, faculty, and the school community.

DESE Presentation

Australian Campaign

Check out this advocacy series from Australia

Students Need School Libraries