TITLE

Scenes from a school library

AUTHOR(S)
Tillson, Tamsen
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Quill & Quire;Feb2004, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The strangulation of elementary school libraries is widely attributed to a decline in public school funding. Critics argue that the funding formulas are simply inadequate. According to guidelines published by the Canadian School Library Association and the Association for Teacher-Librarianship in Canada, anything less than $25 a year per student is below standard; $26 to $35 is acceptable. As for staffing, the Canadian School Library Association suggests that a school of Chester Elementary School in Toronto, Ontario size should have 1.5 teacher-librarians and 1.5 clerical/technical staff positions. The percentage of Ontario elementary schools with teacher-librarians has dropped from 42% a quarter century ago to just 10% today INSET: School libraries key to renewal: Ontario minister.
ACCESSION #
13140723

 

Related Articles

  • The Outsiders. Lance, Keith Curry // School Library Journal;Sep2006, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p52 

    The article discusses the so-called "65 percent solution" and its effect school librarians and media specialists. The "solution," developed by First Class Education, dictates that 65 percent of a school's operating budget be devoted to in-class instruction, which does not include school...

  • GREATEST CHALLENGES FOR 2003. Whelan // School Library Journal;Jan2003, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p48 

    Discusses challenges for school library media specialists in 2003. Budget cuts; Decrease in U.S. federal funding; Government interest in patron personal information; Recommendations for how library media specialists can be proactive, such as by developing a partnership with the school...

  • Editorial. Hird, Steve // School Librarian;Autumn2011, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p130 

    An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses various reports published within the issue on topics including one by Annike Dase on primary school library where she works, another by Sally Dring on Wyboston Lakes course, and one by Duncan Wright on school library changes.

  • Campaigns Spreading To Reverse Downturn In Library Financing. Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy // Education Week;2/13/2008, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p10 

    The article discusses efforts in Washington state to scale back on school library services as a way to save money. However, Fund Our Future Washington, a parent group from Spokane, Washington, are fighting the changes. School librarians were made part-time employees, meaning that the school...

  • Librarians Shut Out by '65 Percent'. J. O. // School Library Journal;Sep2006, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p20 

    The article discusses the debate around the controversial national movement known as the "65 percent solution." The movement, begun by the organization First Class Education, proposes that school districts dedicate 65 percent of their operating budgets to in-class instruction, which leaves...

  • NEW MONEY OLD BOOKS. Milller, Marilyn L. // School Library Journal;Oct2001, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p50 

    Reports the increased spending on school library resources in the United States. Expansion of electronic resources; Sources of funds; Shortage of certified librarians. INSET: Behind the Data.

  • MA to Lose More School Librarians. Ishizuka, Kathy // School Library Journal;May2002, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p19 

    Reports that school districts which have faced budget deficits in Massachusetts have eliminated librarian positions. Elimination of elementary librarians because they are not mandated by the state; Efforts of the Massachusetts School Library Media Association to make certified librarians a...

  • FIND ME THE MONEY. Brisco, Shonda // School Library Journal;Jul2006, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p63 

    The article looks at how databases challenge librarians to seek funding. According to a survey on the electronic discussion list LM_NET, many school librarians rely on their state to help provide and pay for databases that their students can access from the school media center or at their public...

  • Library coalition takes fight to provinces. Rowe, Dan // Quill & Quire;Feb2004, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p18 

    Almost two years after the Canadian Coalition for School Libraries (CCSL) was founded, the challenges remain virtually unchanged, according to coalition co-chair Patsy Aldana, who is also the publisher of Groundwood Books. Buoyed by an encouraging level of impromptu public support at events like...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics