Library Advocacy Projects



School Library Summit Symposium 

The School Library Summit Symposium is a three-part series of virtual events that is meant to gather leaders in the library world to discuss issues pertaining to school libraries. Hosted by San José State University’s School of Information and co-sponsored by South Carolina’s School of Information Science and Simmons’ School of Library & Information Science, this three-part event explores topics, such as the state of school libraries and ways we can advocate and support their continued funding.

Part 1: Library Leaders in Conversation: The State of School Libraries

Our inaugural symposium conversation is co-hosted by Anthony Chow, San José State University School of Information’s director, and Sanda Erdelez, interim dean at Simmons University. The first half of our symposium includes keynote addresses from Keith Curry-Lance, consultant and school library researcher, and Kathy Lester, president of the American Association of School Librarians. Subsequent conversations include a panel discussion on empowering school librarians to create excellent school library programs and strategic action needed for well-funded school libraries staffed by certified school librarians. 

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California Library Association Advocacy and Legislation Committee

Dr. Chow is on the Board of Directors of CLA and member of the Advocacy and Legislation Committee.

GIS Map with School Librarian Requirements and Student Success Rates

Little Free Library / Headstart Partnership for Children’s Literacy 

The SJSU School of Information is a proud supporter of the Little Free Library and current sponsor of the Little Free Library app.