Okay, I admit it, I’ve been wracking my brains for weeks, trying to work out what to write about for my next column. Then the whole Forbes magazine ‘We don’t need public libraries anymore because we have Amazon’ debacle blew up. Suddenly everyone was jumping up and down about the importance of libraries, talking about how they were so much MORE than ‘just the books’. It was heartening, inspiring, and not what I wanted to write about.

If you are reading this journal and, what’s more, making the effort to read as far as this little ole column, you already know that stuff. What I want to talk about are some of the websites and research used to back up all those impassioned articles. What is out there, online, to help us – the school library professionals who need to advocate, to increase awareness, and to justify our very existence to management, parents and the community. Every. Day.