Library specialists being shelved

A school library is a unique learning space in a school. It is a flexible, dynamic, high-tech learning centre designed to prepare students to function effectively in an increasingly complex informational and technological world,” she says.

This is why schools cannot afford to lose the intellectual rigour teacher-librarians bring to schools, says Fay Pattison, a teacher-librarian at Sacred Heart Girls College and a member of the Victorian Catholic Teacher-Librarian Network.

“The trend of principals employing non teacher-librarians to manage libraries needs to be stopped for the sake of quality of learning in our communities,” Ms Pattison says. “We believe it is primarily a cost-saving action which reflects very short-term thinking.

From an excellent article in The Age at: http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/library-specialists-being-shelved-20100806-11o9t.html

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