What the IASL is working on for you:

Check out the Advocacy - Resources page for information and links from the IASL - ILA - State Library of Iowa session on Intellectual Freedom.

Stay tuned for more information on another joint session coming March 9th

New book award information is out via email and on Twitter @IowaASL

See the Legislative Action section of Advocacy for tips and recommendations on how to make your letter stand out!

Quick Updates

A couple of quick announcements.

  • Iowa Book Award lists for 2021-22 bookmarks and book trailers can be found on the Awards page. Happy Reading!

Action Alert - Keep in contact with legislators this session

It is important to let keep them aware of the vital role Teacher-Librarians play for our schools BEFORE they look at making changes to our positions.

Please use your voice to advocate for teacher librarians as well as the other curricular areas. Iowa is a leader in education for a reason and we need to maintain high standards if we want to stay at the top.

COVID-19 Reminders

As librarians we all believe we are the heart of our schools and school districts across the state. We know many have been working on ways they can best support their student populations and teachers.

IASL encourages you to contact your administration before sharing any resources to get their guidance on how your district will be handling distance learning if any. We also encourage you to reference the the Iowa Board of Education Website for information regarding education in the wake of COVID-19. They have a great FAQ document that I think you will find helpful.


While we know you want to be helpful and supportive any way you can, we also want to ensure that all educators are covering their bases and following the guidelines set forth by the state and your individual districts.

IASL Newsletter (posted on website)