Action is needed now to help school libraries! The Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLs) Act (S 1328) has been introduced. The bill would ensure effective school libraries by amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is up for reauthorization.
Even if you are not a school librarian, please consider contacting Senators Mikulski and Cardin and ask them to co-sponsor the SKILLs Act (S 1328). The SKILLs Act was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee. Senator Mikulski serves on the HELP Committee, so her support would be particularly helpful. You may contact the Senators using Capwiz or call their offices. Phone numbers are listed under the Contact tab for Senator Mikulski and Senator Cardin.
For more information and talking points, see the District Dispatch posting. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide with this advocacy effort!