What the IASL is working on for you:

The votes are in! Check out the awards page to see more. We appreciate all who sent in votes.

Thanks to those who spent the day at The Capitol for Advocacy Day on March 8th.

Continue to contact your legislators about SSB3080/HSB705 now SF2349/HF2498

IASL strengthened our statement that inserting the language, "Such license shall not require the completion of a master's degree." is not necessary because a master's degree is not required to be a K-12 librarian if you hold both the 108 and 109 endorsements.

We also need to contact legislators about SF2198 now SF2364- obscenity in materials - and help clarify how selection and purchasing happens in our libraries as well as why intellectual freedom is important.

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

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

Quick Updates

A couple of quick announcements.

  • Iowa Book Award voting information was sent out via email. Votes are due on the Google Form by March 31st.

  • Winners will be announced at our Ed Camp on April 2nd!

Thanks Chelsea Sims for the graphics to support Intellectual Freedom you see above and on Twitter and Facebook!

IASL Newsletter (posted on website)