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Library school closings

Marion Paris

Library school closings

four case studies

by Marion Paris

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Metuchen, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Library school closings -- United States -- Case studies.,
    • Library schools -- United States -- Administration -- Case studies.,
    • Library education -- United States -- Case studies.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Marion Paris.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ668 .P37 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination168 p. ;
      Number of Pages168
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2031665M
      ISBN 100810821303
      LC Control Number88007276

      Join the Guardian Teacher Network for lesson resources, comment and job opportunitiesdirect to your inbox. We need a national agenda and our elected officials to take a stand and ensure equity of library services and certified school librarians to teach the next generation to find and apply information to solve problems, think critically, and develop innovations. A balance between the two is needed in a well stocked and planned library. We were able to locate only one document, a slim seven-page guide which provided some help but did not answer all of our questions.

      Request funds to hire additional help primarily clerical to assist with the closing and integration of materials into existing collections. Once I cleaned the libraries up [and] dusted off the shelves, teachers and kids came in, and were waiting to come in. Those experiencing the closing of a school undergo, with just cause, feelings of uncertainty and insecurity to some degree. This clear empirical evidence has had little impact on budget cutters, however. I see a library as a place of learning and research where the printed word works alongside digital access.

      Some teachers are reporting that their school libraries are closing and the remaining books, after many have Library school closings book thrown away, are being transferred to classrooms or corridors, where there is no space for quiet study or reading. These college students worked under the supervision of the director of library services and an aide from the district processing center. First, we decided that we would use the materials from the closing schools to enrich the collections of the remaining elementary schools and the middle school. Since then, only a few competitive grant programs have been available from the federal level to fund any improvements to school library programs.


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Library school closings by Marion Paris Download PDF Ebook

They are compulsory in nursing programs. We must ensure pupils are able to access school libraries that are properly stocked and have a librarian overseeing their development and use.

This clear empirical evidence has had little impact on budget cutters, however. However, allowing each state and each school district to decide how Library school closings book should be expended to educate students and provide library services has brought about huge inequities particularly in impoverished communities with resource-starved schools.

We realized that this would be an arduous and time-consuming procedure but were uncertain as to how to begin since none of us had ever had any experience with school closings. In the s and s, the now year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA pumped millions of dollars into building school library collections for school students.

This meant that building staff would only be available for two weeks Library school closings book the last day of the school year; therefore, we would have to begin while classes were still in session.

The director Library school closings book worked with building principals to transfer furniture and equipment that could not be absorbed by the two receiving schools. Today there are How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips Read more Digital skills are also important and pupils without computer access at home need to get that somewhere — but not at the expense of developing research skills around older, non-digitised media.

Materials such as duplicate copies of Winnie the Pooh and Charlotte's Web which the district would have use for in the future and materials in the latter group were offered for sale to public and nonpublic schools as well as not-for-profit nursery schools in the area.

The closing of the school affects not only the staff of the building and the school library media center but the students and their parents. Far more serious however, was the stress placed on the library media specialist and her aide. It was decided to begin the process two months before the closing of schools and still try to provide some services to students and staff.

Why are budget cuts targeting school libraries? More than 80 percent of children qualifying for free lunch programs for lower-income students scored below proficiency on the National Assessment of Education Progress fourth-grade reading assessment test.

Computers or e-readers could form an essential component of a school library but should not replace the printed word. We used parent volunteers and some students to assist the staff in pulling together the sets of cards.

Equipment and furniture were also labeled for the move to the receiving schools. Bio When Kyle Asberry was hired two years ago as a library aide at two public elementary schools in the lower-income Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, he faced a sorry state of affairs.

Libraries need to be suitable and accessible to all children — not made redundant on the whim of those who mistakenly think they are outdated and irrelevant. The process of closing the school library media centers was begun by removing all the drawers from the card catalog and placing them on tables.

Messenger From coast to coast, elementary and high school libraries are being neglected, defunded, repurposed, abandoned and closed.

Since the staff could not devote full time to this project in the buildings, it took us nearly two years to complete the entire project even with the volunteer help. That needs to change. And, finally, in my own home state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia provides a dramatic story.

Library Closings

Inthere were certified librarians in Philadelphia public schools. Two hundred Philadelphia schools do not have a functional library book collection. We also realized that Library school closings book some of the students assisting us, speed was of greater importance than accuracy.

Schools should be required by law to provide a properly located and stocked library, overseen by a librarian, Library school closings book adequate funding to ensure this can occur.

We need a national agenda and our elected officials to take a stand and ensure equity of library services and certified school librarians to teach the next generation to find and apply information to solve problems, think critically, and develop innovations.

Once I cleaned the libraries up [and] dusted off the shelves, teachers and kids came in, and were waiting to come in. The shelf list was placed at the beginning of the first table, followed by drawers from the card catalog arranged alphabetically, and finally the check sheets.Jul 13,  · The calamity of the disappearing school libraries Two hundred Philadelphia schools do not have a functional library book collection.

A majority lack the technology to access necessary e. By librarian in Library Closings We will be closing Friday, March 11, I will be gone to a meeting in Dodge for the day and the school will be closed as they begin Spring Break.

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