The Oregon Association of School Libraries (a division of the Oregon Library Association) has issued a call to action to parents and supporters of school libraries They note that fewer than 200 licensed school librarians remain in the state of Oregon to serve 1250 schools and they urge parents to call their principal and school board and ask that a full-time teacher-librarian staff their school library NOW! Check out more detailed information on their website.
I have a date with the Oregon Association of School Libraries and Angela Johnson on Saturday night, October 25th, and you can join us. In lieu of their fall conference, OASL is holding a one day event that includes a presentation by well known and well loved children’s and young adult author, Angela Johnson. The event will take place at the Embassy Suites at the Airport and you can register online right up until the day of the event. I hope to see you there.