Canadian Library Association Disturbed by Cuts to School Libraries. Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/04/12.
Media reports indicate that 41 school librarians will no longer have jobs as of 30 June. And by extension, hundreds of students in the region will no longer have access to qualified staff in their school libraries.
Information and digital literacy skills are increasingly crucial for students to succeed in their academic pursuits and in future employment, and to become informed and engaged citizens. School librarians serve an essential function in providing leadership and support within schools to ensure that students can acquire these skills.