August 21, 2014

New Report: “Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media”

From the AASL (American Association of School Librarians): The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has joined with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and other leading education associations in releasing a new report aimed at helping inform and guide education decision makers as they revise policies related to the use of mobile technologies and […]

Canada: Cuts to Nova Scotia Librarians Match Trend Seen in Ontario

From the Canadian Press (via CBC): A Nova Scotia school board’s proposal to cut all of its 41 librarians to balance its books highlights a larger trend at some Canadian schools as libraries become victims of continued budget cuts, a development that some argue is having an impact on the quality of children’s education. And […]

Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement

From a Report Summary via METRO: The New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC)/RMC Research Corporation, in consultation with the New York State Education Department, the New York State Library and the New York Library Association has produced a new publication entitled, Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement.  This comprehensive brief provides a current and rigorous […]

NYPL, NYC Schools Form Partnership for Delivery of Books Directly to Classrooms

From the Associated Press: A partnership between the New York Public Library and the city’s public school system will for the first time allow teachers to borrow books online and have them delivered directly to classrooms. The Wall Street Journal reports that teachers at more than 50 schools will be able to borrow up to […]

NY Times: "In Lean Times, Schools Squeeze Out Librarians"

“In Lean Times, Schools Squeeze Out Librarians” Source: NY Times Reports from: Pennsylvania Oregon Illinois New York City From the Article: In New York, as in districts across the country, many school officials said they had little choice but to eliminate librarians, having already reduced administrative staff, frozen wages, shed extracurricular activities and trimmed spending […]

"Librarian Positions Cut In Schools Across The Country"

From The Huffington Post: As school districts work to accommodate budget shortfalls, teachers aren’t the only education professionals to be let go or reshuffled. Librarians, said Nancy Everhart, president of the American Association of School Librarians, along with arts teachers and music program directors, are more vulnerable. The article includes reports about cuts in: Janesville, […]