November 24, 2017

Celebrate School Library Media Month

By Debra Lau

April marks the beginning of School Library Media Month, which will be
celebrated along with National Library Week from April 14-20. The theme for both
observances is “@ your library,” and the goals are to increase awareness and
support for libraries; update the images of libraries and librarians; increase
library usage and funding; make librarians more active in policy decisions; and
help with recruitment efforts. Created in 1958, National Library Week is
sponsored by the American Library Association. All types of libraries–schools,
public, academic, and special–are expected to participate. For more
information, see www.ala.org/aasl/slmmonth.html

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