Ode to a School Librarian

This article may or may not appear in the Nettle Creek Gazette depending on if the editor thinks I’m poking the bear too hard.school_library_word_map

No group of librarians has been more under siege in recent history than the school librarian or media specialist.  As a public librarian, I don’t have any insider information on why this is happening.  My suspicion (and experience in my home school district) is that the budget is being used as justification for the cutting of this position within schools.  Arguments have also been made that ubiquitous technology has rendered the school library obsolete. Continue reading