No more librarians in school libraries?

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seattletimes.jpgFrom the Seattle Times:
"Bellevue School District's decision to eliminate all of its high-school and middle-school library programs is a scorched-earth policy it will soon regret, writes Michael Eisenberg, dean emeritus of the University of Washington's Information School. Research skills are critical to student success in the 21st century."

"...But information literacy and research skills don't teach themselves. Librarians do it. They collaborate with classroom teachers to ensure such skills are woven through the curriculum. They also build rich collections and services in their physical and online libraries. They're also the only educators specifically trained to teach information and technology skills."

Scary times, scary times...

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