[Library Media] Please say thanks

Rosette Acord rosette.acord at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 15:46:12 MDT 2013

Just want to clarify why so many say thanks to Sharyl...she is ready to
meet legislators before meetings, after meetings, as well as making
individual meetings where she is asked tough questions about school
libraries.  She is there at 7:30 a.m. and back in the afternoon waiting for
the opportunity to formally make the case for school libraries--with
handouts, statistics, and solid information ......and this year with a
broken leg!
There is an old saying about walking the talk..and that is what Sharyl does
not only during the session, but throughout the year.
Thanks Sharyl for showing us how to turn passion into action. I can
guarantee that Sharyl has already finished not only her formal thank you
notes, but also made individual calls to legislators, as she is thinking
ahead on more ways to promote school libraries.
You are great to work with
Rosette' Acord

On Friday, March 15, 2013, Anne Diekema wrote:

>  And a special thanks to Sharyl Smith- thank you for making all this
> happen!
> anne.
> Anne Diekema, Assistant Professor
> Department of Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences
> Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
> Utah State University
>  On Mar 15, 2013, at 2:01 PM, sharyl smith wrote:
>    Good News!****
> Again, at the close of the Utah Legislative Session, we can say "thanks"!
> The line item for "school library books and electronic resources" was
> funded at the requested level, the same as last year, $550,000.****
> Please say thanks and, *in the very same sentence*, invite legislators to
> visit your school library. They need to see firsthand that we embrace
> technology and students do more than check out books­.­­­­!****
> By contacting legislators, you will be re-enforcing the idea that we are a
> group with an important role to play in children's education. Also, we are
> becoming known as the people who express appreciation. Not everybody does.
> ****
> ****
> I appreciate all of you who recently responded to my informal telephone
> survey, asking how you spent this appropriation last year and I am thankful
> to all of you who have emailed legislators in the past to say thank you and
> to everyone who will respond to this request now:****
> Please say thanks this weekend. I appreciate your help immensely.****
> Best wishes,****
> Sharyl Smith****
> Here are the legislators, with their addresses:    PLEASE USE YOUR HOME
>  ****
>  *The Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee members* who have
> supported school libraries in the past and continue to do so, or are new to
> the committee and gave me ample time to meet one-on-one to explain our
> needs and were positive in their responses:****
>  ** **
>    Rep. Joel K. Briscoe  jbriscoe at le.utah.gov
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