May 24, 2022

Canada: New Report: "The State of School Libraries in Ontario"

This is the full text of the report that’s mentioned in a Global and Mail article we linked to earlier today.

The report is published by People for Education.

Some Quick Facts from the Report:

• 56% of elementary schools have a teacher-librarian, most are part-time; this is a decline from 80% in 1997/98.
• 66% of secondary schools have a teacher-librarian, just over half are full-time; this is a decline from 78% in 2000/01.
• 57% of secondary schools and 40% of elementary schools have a policy on social networking.

Read the Complete Report (4 pages; PDF)

See Also: “Research: 23 Studies Find Positive Link Between Library Spending and Student Learning” (Mansfield University; May 2, 2011)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.