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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.
Not All Students Have What They Need
Message to Legislators 2019
Library Legislation Day
This documents provides you with talking points on why school libraries matter and describes the implications for children without access to the resources and instruction provided by the school librarian.
What is the commission?
This documents explains the background of the Special Commission of School Libraries, the members of the commission, the legislation and the key findings of the MA School Library Study.
Press Release, March 2018
Press release from Representative Sean Garballey, Chairman of the Special Commission for School Libraries
The executive summary of the MA School Library Study with findings.
Strategic Plan (3 year logic model)
The strategic plan was a requirement of the legislation and the recommendations are prioritized.
School Library Impact Studies (Gretes,2013)
This study analyzes the findings from 60+ school library impact studies conducted in the US and presents universal findings.
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!
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.