The YALSA Legislative Committee is pleased to announce our April Advocate of the Month (sorry, a few days late!): Dr. Sharyl G. Smith.
She is the former State Specialist for School Library Media at the Utah State Office of Education. According to Matt McClain who nominated Dr. Smith, “she was instrumental in lobbying efforts to the Utah State Legislature during the 2011 Legislative Session.” Dr. Smith gained $600,000 in additional funding for books and electronic resources for school media centers around the state.
Here is a link about Dr. Smith’s efforts.
Thank you to Sharyl and all the advocates out there for libraries. If you know someone deserving of the YALSA Advocate of Month recognition, please nominate them here.