In today's world, there is intense competition for our education dollars.  It is important for us to promote the best use of those dollars for ALL students in a unique and valuable way--the school library.  

Library media specialists are information specialists, teachers, instructional partners, program administrators, and leaders.

Stay Connected

The Kentucky Association of School Librarians advocates for strong school library programs across the state. Our libraries empower students with essential literacy, research, critical thinking, and technology skills. We also help foster their creativity and curiosity. 

We invite all citizens who cherish libraries and value what they offer students to join our mailing list. By signing up, you’ll receive our monthly e-newsletter featuring the latest news and developments related to school libraries in Kentucky. We’ll share key policy issues, spotlight innovative programs statewide, provide tips to support your local school libraries, and keep you updated on our association’s initiatives and events. 

Your support means so much as we continue working to provide vibrant school library programs for all Kentucky students. Please sign up here to receive our mailings and partner with us to ensure that all students have access to school library services across the Commonwealth. Together we can make a real difference!

Resources from Your Trusted Colleagues

The Kentucky Association of School Librarians sees a definite need around our state to help librarians and friends of school libraries promote all that 21st Century libraries and library media specialists can do to foster student achievement.  Below is a curation of resources submitted by several of Kentucky's remarkable library media specialists as well as some links to national contributors.  We thank them for sharing their thoughts and resources. 

Your Connected Librarian Stakeholder Toolkit 

by Heidi Neltner (Ft. Thomas Independent Schools) 

Leading in the Library

by James Allen (KDE), Dr. Maria Cahill (UK), Tara Griffith (Barren Co. Schools), Janet Lanham (Jefferson Co. Schools), Heidi Neltner (Ft. Thomas Independent Schools), Dr. Marty Park (KDE), Dr. Lynn Reynolds (Jefferson Co. Schools)

Building Advocacy for Your School Library Program Blog Post

by Heidi Neltner (Ft. Thomas Independent Schools)

5 Ways to Advocate for Your School Library This Year

by Ashley Cooksey (AASL Knowledge Quest)

Advocacy--Something for Everyone

by Iris Eichenlaub (AASL Knowledge Quest)

NKASL Presentation

by Amanda Hurley (Fayette Co. Schools)