2023-2024 Committee Chair - Candice Godfrey

Committee Members: Amy McMichael and Lauren Wilson

How can we support you? E-mail [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about advocacy.

Function: The Advocacy Committee advocates for school librarians and school library programs and publicizes activities of the Association.

Composition: The Advocacy Committee is composed of a Committee Chair and members chosen by the chair.

Chairperson: The Advocacy Committee Chair is selected by the SCASL President.




  1. To promote the importance of school library programs staffed by certified school librarians

  2. To inform the membership of issues impacting school libraries

  3. To provide tools to members to use in advocating for their own school libraries and for the profession.

  4. Arranges for news media coverage prior to and during the conference using the news media of the conference city.

  5. Prepares news dispatches prior to and during the conference for statewide distribution; especially post-conference for award winners and new officers elected for the association.

  6. Serves as the official photographer at the conference.

  7. Encourages members to participate in recognition programs.

  8. Sends list of association officers to School Library Journal, The State, and local newspapers.

  9. When necessary, arranges for and plans exhibits or displays of SCASL at other conferences, such as the Administrators' conference.

  10. Sends letter to Governor requesting April be proclaimed “School Library Month”

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 Updated September 2023