A Seat at the Table | Soapbox by
Many thanks to Kathy Ishizuka, Editor and Chief of School Library Journal for the opportunity to write a guest editorial. This article appears in the May issue of the magazine. Many thanks!
"A Seat at the Table" by K.C. Boyd
This title was the mantra of the late Congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm. She simply said, "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." When your voice isn't heard, welcomed, or valued, insist on making a space at the table where decisions are made and be an active part of the the process. School librarians must have a seat at the table in K-12 education to ensure our children receive the very best in school library practioner service and library programming.