A group of school librarians are planning to lobby parliament for school libraries to be made statutory. This protest is planned for October half term. This is not a demonstration but a lobby, so you will need to contact your MP in order to be part of this group, or you can come and show your solidarity. Barbara Band has organised a Facebook page – look for Mass Lobby for School Library Inspection. We feel that if school libraries were on the Ofsted Inspection Schedule then that would force schools to keep libraries open and to think about their provision. Please join us. A sample letter to write to your MP is in the box on the right. Follow the Facebook page or Twitter @schliblobby to keep in touch. If you are not on these, contact me via this page and I will put you in touch with the organisers so you can go on their mass email. Please publicise this as much as you can – we would love it if lots of us attend! This lobby is supported by both CILIP and the SLA. Thank you.