More schools lose librarians
| Nov 09, 2010
Professional librarians are among the first to go when funds get tight, according to an article by Edward L. Kenney in Delaware's News Journal newspaper. Approximately 20 to 25 librarians have lost their jobs in Delaware schools recently, leaving only about 100 in public schools statewide.
"If you look at the research, it's a full-time certified librarian who makes the difference," said Christy Payne, Delaware's Library Media Specialist of the Year in 2008. "It's not the space, it's the person. I'm educated to understand developmentally for a lot of kids what research applies to them, what they're ready for in certain ages, from first grade to 12th grade. I am a technology expert in the school. I teach the teachers the technology, how to use it and incorporate it."
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