January 16, 2022

Report: “Librarian at Center of Student Protest Last Year Among Latest Chicago Public School Cuts”

From WTTW:

After a student protest that earned national attention helped save her job last year, a Bronzeville librarian learned Monday her position had once again been cut in the most recent round of layoffs at Chicago Public Schools.

Sara Sayigh, a 60-year-old librarian on the historic DuSable High School campus, was one of nearly 250 educators and support staff CPS laid off this week because of shrinking budgets and declining enrollment.

“I consider this our community library and I think everyone feels comfortable coming here so it’s just going to be a big loss,” she said Tuesday during a phone interview with Chicago Tonight. “It’s sad.”

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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.