"As we are all aware, school libraries across the country are at a critical point. On the one hand, budget and testing pressures on administrators and school districts have led to decisions to eliminate or de-professionalize school libraries. On the other hand, the increased emphasis on preparing all students to be college and career ready and the widespread adoption of [new curricula] and integration of technology have opened an unprecedented door to school library leadership."
Barbara Stripling, ALA President Elect; Maureen Sullivan, ALA President
Susan Ballard and Pat Tumulty, Co-Chairs, School Library Task Force