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School library provision included in reintroduction of SKILLS Act

07/11/2011

School library provision included in reintroduction of SKILLS Act 

The bipartisan bill was sponsored by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) , Thad Cochran (R-MS), Patti Murray (D-WA), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

from ALA’s District Dispatch: “Knowing how to find and use information are essential skills for today’s students and tomorrows workers. A good school library, staffed by a trained librarian, is where students develop and hone these skills,” said long-time library champion Sen. Reed in his statement following the introduction of the bill.

S. 1328 was referred to the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.  A date for a mark-up has not been set.

The ALA calls on all education supporters to contact their Senators and express support for S. 1328. To find and be connected to a specific Senator, go to the ALA’s Legislative Action center: ww.capwiz.com/ala.”

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