Advocacy Resources

Ask Me How School Librarians Ensure Student Success Message Card pdf
The Message Card PDF is an example to provide language that may be used to re-create at your state/district level. Print using the template above or request complimentary cards by emailing

Building Your Coalition
Librarians are experts at coalition building to enhance student learning; now use those skills to build a broad base of school library supporters and advocates.

Crafting Your Elevator Speech
This page explains the elements of an elevator speech and offers a specific example relating to ESSA.
Additional ESSA Elevator Speech Examples pdf

Libraries Transform
ALA’s national public awareness and advocacy campaign for all types of libraries, the Libraries Transform website offers resources and ideas for using the campaign to promote your own library. Click on the “Toolkit” and register for access to graphics—from posters to bookmarks—that help spread the word!

School Library Snapshot
This personalized infographic helps demonstrate the many ways school librarians support learning. It can be shared with administrators, school boards, local and state lawmakers, parent organizations and others