New Jersey: “Paterson Schools Preparing to Open With Fewer Librarians”
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.