Pennsylvania: “Free Library, Philly Schools Discuss Partnership to Fill School Librarian Gaps”
From KYW Newsradio:
Most Philadelphia schools don’t have their own libraries.
So the School District of Philadelphia is looking to the city’s Free Library for help, at a time that their system has its own challenges.
Schools Superintendent Tony Watlington said he’s looking into having the Free Library of Philadelphia lend a hand.
“We are in conversation with the Free Library of Philadelphia about a potential partnership to fill some immediate gaps with the absence of libraries and librarians in some of our schools,” said Watlington.
Any partnership is in the very early stages, so early that Free Library Director Kelly Richards says that while he wants to help the district, he’s not sure what the short-staffed library system can offer.
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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.