Sunday, May 17, 2009

On Borrowed Time?

On Borrowed Time? Rachel Power reports.

The Rudd Government has promised to build school libraries
across the land — yet teacher-librarians appear a dying breed.

“Congratulations to Rudd for having
a vision for 21st century libraries
and offering these grants,” she says,
“but now we need to back it up with
appropriate staffing.”
Mary Manning, executive officer
of the School Library Association of
Victoria (SLAV),

According to Bennett, (Bronwen Bennett, former national
president of the Australian Children’s
Book Council)
, a good
teacher-librarian adds another level
to the education in the school. “I’d
like to see it become, as history
and obesity did, a point of public
discussion in the media.”

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