Spokane: All School Librarian Positions Will be Eliminated Next Year
On Thursday, every librarian in Spokane Public Schools received notice that their jobs will be eliminated next year. Those with less experience will probably be laid off this summer, as the district copes with a projected $31 million deficit next year.
On Thursday, as part of her message regarding potential layoffs, Superintendent Shelley Redinger said the district would “change the library model district wide.”
Elementary school teachers will bring their students into the libraries for designated periods.
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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.