Carl Harvey, 2011-2012 American Association of School Libraries president, has initiated a White House petition on school libraries, which specifically petitions the Obama administration to “ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program.” 25,000 signatures are required in order for this petition to be viewed by White House staff, no later than February 4, 2012.
take a few seconds to sign this petition, spread the word to your
member groups, ask your colleagues and library supporters in your
circles to sign on, and spread the word via Facebook, Twitter and other
We’ve heard that the petition software is temperamental. If you cannot
sign in on your first attempt, please log out and log back in. Or, try a
different web browser, or as a last resort, try a different computer.
White House petitions must be authored by individuals, not any
association. Therefore, Carl has introduced this petition as an
individual, not as a representative of AASL or ALA.
Office for Library Advocacy
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