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The Countdown is On to Save School Libraries!

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor will both soon be considering reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

In order for the SKILLs Act to be included in NCLB — that is, to place a state-certified school library media specialist in every school — each member of the House and Senate must co-sponsor the SKILLS Act.
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There is still time to call your Members of Congress! If your Members’ names do not appear as a co-sponsor, please call their offices immediately and request that they support the SKILLs Act. If your Members’ names DO appear on this bill, contact their offices and thank them for the continued support of school libraries and school library media specialists.

Look for more information, a list of sponsors, and a flier you can post in your library about the SKILLS Act, all at the ALA Legislative Action Center.

Please contact your Representative and Senators immediately and ask him/her to co-sponsor the SKILLs Act.

Legislative Action Center

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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