Advocacy Committee

2021-2022 Committee Members - Michelle Spires - Chair, Kelley Rider, Katie Jones, Helen Prince, Joanna Sargent

How can we support you? E-mail [email protected] to share your advocacy needs or suggestions. 

This year the committee is focusing on strengthening library programs by providing quality advocacy resources. We encourage librarians to examine the following resources. 





ACDS Article:

Edutopia Article:

Public Libraries Online Article:


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. 

The following sites are presented by the Advocacy Committee as enlightening, thought-provoking and supportive to our profession.  Please peruse at your leisure.

American Libraries

The School Library Media Specialist

Resources for School Librarians