Ladder of Participation http://www.freechild.org/ladder.htm
Teen Advisory Group http://www.pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/tags/tags.cfm
Local Schools http://www.library.pima.gov/teenzone/getinvolved/
Local Colleges http://subjectguides.mwcc.edu/nela http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/mvilletodd/661403
Local Government http://libcat.mcldaz.org/mcle/index.html
Local Justice System http://www.wsoctv.com/family/20241934/detail.html http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ppo/programming/greatstories/club.cfm
State Library/IMLS http ://www.readsinMA.org
Supporting your Local Colleagues
Improving Literacy Through School Libraries
Approved at $250 million, this grant program has never been funded by more than $19.8 million
Over 60 studies show a correlation between well-stocked, professionally staffed school libraries and increased student achievement.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
These federal resources help target library services to people of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, and to people with limited literacy skills.
Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Include provisions under Title I for state and local plans to establish a state goal of having a school library staffed by a state-certified school librarian in each public school
Allow state and local professional development funds to be used for recruiting and training school librarians.