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Knowledge Quest

Volume 46, No. 3 - Advocacy Through Coalitions

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School librarians must advocate for school libraries everywhere. However, advocating for school libraries requires more than just putting “Save Libraries” on your Twitter profile pic. This issue explores advocacy through coalitions and how teaming up with other organizations and stakeholders can affect real change for school librarians.

Guest Editor(s):

AASL President(s):

  • Steven D. Yates, Assistant Professor & Coordinator, University of Alabama


  • Dorcas Hand, Director of Libraries, Annunciation Orthodox School
  • Debbie Hall, Retired, Houston Independent School District
  • Allan Davenport, Director of Instructional Leadership & Innovation, Indian Prairie School District
  • Kristen Mattson, School Librarian, Indian Prairie School District
  • Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Libraries & Project Connect Spokesperson, The Library Voice
  • Mark Ray, Director of Innovation and Library Services, Vancouver Public Schools
  • Allison Cline, Deputy Executive Director, American Association of School Librarians
  • Sylvia Knight Norton, Executive Director, American Association of School Librarians
  • Marci Merola, Director, Office for Library Advocacy, American Library Association
  • Jane Lofton, School Librarian, Retired, Mira Costa High School
  • Sue Heraper, School Librarian, Newbury Park (CA) High School
  • Katie Williams, Teacher Librarian (Retired), Gale Ranch Middle School
  • Teresa Lai, Teacher Librarian, Denman Middle School
  • Deborah Rinio, Doctoral Student, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Joette Stefl-Mabry, Associate Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Xelena González, Author

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