By Carol Heinsdorf and Debra Kachel In 1991, there were 176 certified librarians in Philadelphia public schools. This year there are 11 and only five are known to be actually doing what they were trained to do.
A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
A ruling by New York State Education Commissioner John King in response to an appeal filed by the United Federation of Teachers means the NYC DOE has to address the staffing gap in the 2014−2015 school year—and in the best case scenario—could result in hundreds of new positions.
Toolkit for librarians planning a 2014 Library Card Sign-up Month celebration contains a sample letter-to-the-editor, sample scripts and proclamations to promote Library Card Sign-up Month locally, print and Web public service announcements (PSAs) featuring Honorary Chair Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Xmen, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four.
Yves Bolduc, education minister, says schools have enough books CBC.ca The senior administrators of Montreal's English-language school boards are surprised and saddened after Education Minister Yves Bolduc said libraries have enough books.
Vision and determination are two of the qualities that various library leaders and architects around the country used to rebuild libraries demolished in a variety of natural disasters. A number of these libraries have emerged better connected to their communities and stronger than before.
ABC News Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife ABC News As the Ferguson-Florissant School District postponed the start of the school year for more than a week, teachers set up shop at the Ferguson library, providing...