Monday, April 16, 2012

Cuts to N.S. librarians match trend seen in Ontario

A Nova Scotia school board's proposal to cut all of its 41 librarians to balance its books highlights a larger trend at some Canadian schools as libraries become victims of continued budget cuts, a development that some argue is having an impact on the quality of children's education.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

School librarians are becoming an endangered species

School librarians are becoming an endangered species

Maura Large trains students at Eliot Middle School in Altadena in the language of dictionaries, encyclopedias and almanacs.

They might soon be able to find her title — credentialed teacher librarian — listed under “extinct species.”

Friday, April 13, 2012

What’s our future – school libraries and librarians

It disturbs me that we are not seriously thinking about the future of school libraries. This statement will receive incensed objections; teacher librarians are, after all, talking about changes in what we do and how we do it at conferences and in their own libraries. 

Vancouver's bookstores look to thrive in uncertain times

The announcement some weeks ago of the demise of the four remaining Book Warehouse outlets would seem to be the latest sign of the impending doom of the stand-alone bookstore. 

CLA Disturbed by Cuts to School Libraries

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Struggling N.S. school board cuts librarians

A high school librarian in Nova Scotia is denouncing job cuts that even the head of the school board calls a "drastic step backwards."

The Unsung Heroes in our Schools

Huffington Post: 2012 April 9 And as we celebrate National Library Week, it is important that we recognize the importance of school librarians. School librarians transform lives through education and make it possible for students to thrive in a 21st century learning environment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A new chapter for libraries

It's time for the Chilliwack school district to put money back into its elementary school libraries and teacher-librarians, according to the Chilliwack Teachers' Association.

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