The Declaration for the Right to School Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), focuses on the vital role that school libraries play in students??? education. Among the concepts covered is the idea that school libraries are integral to literacy and lifelong learning, whether it???s to sharpen reading skills or learn critical thinking skills that will help them navigate the internet. For those without access to print materials or the internet at home, school libraries level the playing field, allowing everyone an equal chance at success and education.
"Declaration for the Right to Libraries." American Library Association. N.p., 2013. Web. 25 Sept. 2014.