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Antioch University Seattle School Library Endorsement Program: Videos & Media

EDU 602 LIBM Program and Collection Management is a required course in the school library endorsement program of Antioch University Seattle

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Rhode Island Library Assn "Overdue" Video Project

Overdue: The Value of School Librarians: Advocacy Film Project (Sept 2021)

The School Librarians of Rhode Island produced this short documentary style advocacy film to show the value of school librarians. Anyone is free to view and share the video to use for advocacy purposes.  

The one minute trailer can be used for social media posts to promote a screening and general interest in the project. 

The full 15 minute film is licensed under Creative Commons public license 4.0.

Resources to facilitate a screening and discussion are below.

Overdue: The Value of School Librarians by Rhode Island Library Association is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Direct links to the film and trailer

Short film - Overdue: The Value of School Librarians

Trailer - Overdue: The Value of School Librarians

Press article: Documentary makes case for ‘Overdue’ recognition of school librarians’ value  9/1/2021

KQ Blog post 10/20/21

NEA - The Importance of School Libraries

Produced by NEA May 16, 2018, as part of the "Save Our Libraries" Campaign

The NEA's "Build your school's Opportunity Checklist" includes Librarians!

Washington Library Media Association

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians play in information and technology literacy instruction, reading advocacy, and information management. Published 1/9/13

Oregon Library Association

Call to action to parents and supporters of school libraries: Fewer than 200 licensed school librarians remain in the state of Oregon to serve 1250 schools. Call your principal and school board and ask that a full-time teacher-librarian staff your school library NOW! Published 9/30/14

New Jersey Association of School Librarians

This video was produced by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians with funding provided by its advocacy partnership with LibraryLinkNJ. Published 9/27/12

Visuals - Posters

Tacoma Public School Library Videos Series

Produced for 2019 National Library Week, Suzanna Panter, Library Coordinator of the Tacoma Public Schools (WA), with the district teacher librarians produced this series of videos aligned to the 6 foundations of the AASL National School Library Standards (c2019).

Direct links to each video:


California School Library Association

This advocacy film about California teacher librarians illustrates how we nurture student interests, integrate technology, teach information literacy, prepare students to be college and career ready, and can provide professional development to faculty and staff at our school sites and for our school districts. Can be used as an advocacy tool for all K-12 certified school librarians. Published 11/7/14

Captstone Publishing

Support over 50,000 school librarians making a difference every day in our schools. Join the conversation. #SchoolLibrariesMatter PUBLISHED 10/22/14

Joyce Valenza

Read more about this video in School Library Journal:  "The School Library Story: When Libraries Thrive and When They Crumble" by Hoyce Valenza, 12/18/13 

Australian School Librarians

Begun in 2018, here are the videos produced for StudentsNeedSchoolLibraries campaign in Australia: 

Podcasts & Radio Spots

Vancouver Public Schools

Find out how modern teacher-librarians are improving students' and teachers' lives every day. Reporter: Mark Ray. March 8, 2013

Read more at ILoveLibraries on "Student Success"