Education, Libraries

Librarians fight for a role in a digital world

A poignant piece in the Globe and Mail today about the continuing decline in the numbers of school librarians and teacher librarians (the article does not distinguish between the two, unfortunately).  Although the focus is on Ontario, it is reflective of a trend throughout Canada.  As a former  high school teacher, I can attest to the importance of school librarians in the development of students’ information literacy; as the article points out, this need is increased by the growth of technology, not decreased. We often see the result of this lack of information literacy in the students who go to university; even by the time they get to us in graduate programmes, many students still lack adequate skills, not to mention an understanding of the principles of academic integrity.

Librarians fight for a role in a digital world – The Globe and Mail.

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