Cutting school librarians

It is a pervasive trend. Anyone can run a library, can’t they? Well, as a matter of fact, they can’t.

I’ve been reading impact studies on the role that librarians play in high test scores and there is a direct correlation. Not just with having a library. Not just with having staff in the library. But a direct correlations between a certified librarian and high test scores. Someone trained more than likely knows their stuff better. Stuff like finding materials for teachers, leading information literacy workshops, helping students understand research.

But still schools and districts are making the decision that librarians are the place to cut. Austin ISD is a case in point today. I’m confident there will be somewhere else tomorrow.

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2 thoughts on “Cutting school librarians

  1. I can understand cutting back to a single librarian, but removing all of them completely is bizarre…

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