School Library Funding
Many of us in public library land have are heads so wrapped around our own funding issues we tend to forget the funding plight of -School Libraries. While flipping through the channels this evening I came across PCN recorded testimony of School Library Funding, an informational meeting with the PA House Education Committee. I was shell shocked as I listened to testimony of school librarians who provide service to over 10 school libraries. One librarian-ten libraries – oh my! I listened to testimony of 20 year old geography books, of 19 year old biographies and how the loss of Power Library Database funding was impacting students. The testimony references the Pennsylvania School Library Study (link attached is the draft) http://www.psla.org/images/stories/news-images/School_Library_Study_Draft_FINAL.pdf.
I urge you to do the following
1. Look over the study
2. Visit the PA School Librarians Association website for more information http://www.psla.org/
3. Call you school librarian and develop a partnership asap. The start of the school year is here and this is the perfect time to introduce yourself and start a mutually beneficial partnership