Senator Jason Lewis Receives Massachusetts School Library Association Award

Senator Jason Lewis was honored by the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) with the Joan C. Gallagher Legislator Award.  The MSLA noted Senator Lewis’ advocacy for school libraries in his testimony before the Chapter 70 Education Foundation Budget Review Commission.  The MSLA established the Joan C. Gallagher Award in remembrance of their friend and colleague, a champion for legislation to ensure that all students have equitable access to school library programs, professional staff and up-to-date resources.  According to the MSLA website, “the legislator recipient of this award demonstrates a commitment to advancing the role of the school library program and its staff in the educational process,” and also works to fund legislation that provides equity and up-to-date resources to students across the Commonwealth.