[Library Media] Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

georgeweight at integrity.com georgeweight at integrity.com
Tue Sep 2 11:06:16 MDT 2014

We worked on this back in Governor Bangerter's day; and did manage to get
the Library Core adopted and some funding maintained. But the attitude
then--and even still, among many legislators and large numbers of the
public--is that libraries and librarians are an expendable frill. We have
to keep constant vigilance with legislators and the voting public to help
them see the necessity of the funding necessary for good school library
programs--especially with the impact of technological applications and the
need to integrate ever-changing developments into information handling and
retrieval skills. All library media personnel should keep contacting
legislators regularly, and plan programs during and after school that
invite parents and the public into their centers to demonstrate what's
happening for student benefit.

George Weight
Former President of UELMA

> You are right Barbara. After all, we have a State mandated Library Core
> here in Utah for all Elementary Schools, and look how many districts in
> the State have certified teachers and librarians in their elementary
> schools.
> Joseph R. Nielsen
> Library Technology Teacher
> Hawthorne Elementary School
> Salt Lake City School District
> From: library-media [mailto:library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org] On Behalf
> Of Hopkins, Barbara
> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 8:35 AM
> To: Juan Lee; Teacher Librarians
> Subject: Re: [Library Media] Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public
> Schools Can't Afford
> It seems like part of the answer to this dilemma would be to make time
> spent learning information literacy skills state mandated.
> Barbara Hopkins
> District Library Media Specialist
> Evidence Based Learning
> Canyons School District
> 801-826-5095
> The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
> - Herbert Spencer
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> From: library-media [library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org] on behalf of
> Juan Lee [jtlee at utah.gov]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 8:24 AM
> To: Teacher Librarians
> Subject: [Library Media] Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools
> Can't Afford
> From NPR Monday's Morning Edition...
> Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford
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