January 26, 2022

New Jersey: “Paterson Schools Preparing to Open With Fewer Librarians”

From NorthJersey.com:

Eleven librarians were among the school district employees who received layoff notices this year and city educators say they are making adjustments to minimize the impact of those cuts.

Regular teachers will be assigned to work at the libraries in schools where those positions were eliminated, said district spokeswoman Terry Corallo. “Although there have been reductions made to our librarian staff, none of our elementary libraries will be closed,” she said.


Paterson’s language arts scores are among the lowest in the state.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.