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Speaking up for learning, literacy, and libraries! It ’ s time elected officials realized that libraries are important to the success of our state and MUST BE SUPPORTED BY OUR STATE!. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mychickadee/5623123500/. Texans care about libraries!

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Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

Speaking up for learning, literacy, and libraries!

It’s time elected officials realized that libraries are important to the success of our state and MUST BE SUPPORTED BY OUR STATE!


Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mychickadee/5623123500/


Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

  • Texans care about libraries!

    • A Texas voter survey found that

    • 9 out of 10 Texas believe libraries are important to their communities and deserve more funding!

    • An overwhelming majority of Texas voters believe that school libraries are a vital part of the educational process.


Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

Texas libraries provide ALL Texans with tools for education, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

$30,000,000

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Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

From over $30 million in 2010-11 to $2.5 million for 2012-13!


What did texans lose

What did Texans lose?

Homework help

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/librariesrock/7145386745/

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College preparation

Research

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Job searching

Career & Test Preparation


Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

State funding for e-content in academicandpubliclibrarieswas greatly reduced.

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Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

Currently, there is NOstatewide funding for school library eContent for public school students.


Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

We must let our legislators know the value of libraries and their contribution to the success of our schools and communities.

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2014 15 budget request

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission

2014-15 Budget Request

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Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

E-content learning resources

$9.25 million/biennium


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Grants to increase literacy and educational success

$3.4 million/biennium


What can you do

What Can YOU Do?


Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

  • Let your elected officials know how important the library is to you, your children, school and community.

  • Educate your elected representatives

  • Call or write them with your concerns.


Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

  • Invite them to the library

  • Recruit others to do the same

  • Ask your local school board, city council, or commissioners court to pass a resolution advocating for library funding and support


Speaking up for learning literacy and libraries

  • Educate your Community

http://www.txla.org/advocate


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