Advocacy Committee

Let's advocate for you, your students, and your school library!

 This year the committee is focusing on strengthening library programs by providing quality advocacy resources. We encourage librarians to examine the following resources, and stay tuned for upcoming webinars, events and other outreach activities! 


 Click here for our September/October webinar about Public Service Loan Forgiveness. 

A huge thank you to Gaelyn Jenkins for providing this information for us!  

Click here for our November/December webinar about Reading Incentives

Presentation Link 

You don't want to miss this one!  A huge thank you to Melissa Rickmon for providing this wonderful resource! 



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SCASL School Library Tours

Wren High School, Tamara Cox, School Librarian

Indian Land Middle School, Kelly Moran, School Librarian

Fort Mill High School, April Bates, School Librarian


Would you like to submit a tour of your school library?  

Email [email protected] for details!


2022-2023 Committee Chair - Amy Marshall 

Committee Members: April Bates, Melissa Rickmon

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

ALA Advocacy page  

AASL Advocacy page



We are here to help you advocate for your school library!

Review the American Association of School Librarians Advocacy page! Also, be cognizant of our wonderful guiding document located on the SC Department of Education site:  Achieving Exemplary Libraries: Program Standards for South Carolina's School Libraries.  


 To advocate for librarianship, consider using the following documents.  These documents reflect the positive results from our SC Impact Study.