Sunday, May 22, 2011

Laura Graff's Video on Closing School Libraries

This is a video by librarian Laura Graff on what could happen if the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is successful on closing all of the school libraries in the district.

The video is open captioned.

By now most folks have heard of the LAUSD's decision to remove library workers and close the school libraries. The focus now changes to the teacher librarians who are duel credential instructors.

The administrative hearing what to determine if those people could be transitioned to a classroom. The sticking point is that the teacher librarian had to be actually teaching within five years.

Over at the Library is Not A Fruit blog there is a detailed account of what the teacher librarians experienced during there two day LAUSD administrative hearing.

You should read as much of it as you can before your anger takes over.

1 comment:

Evelyn said...

Thanks for posting that video and the link to that blog posting. I read the entire blog posting including comments to it. It's indeed very sad what is happening to school libraries. As someone who runs a school library, I know the reality of not really knowing if I'll have a job this next school year even though I've been given a paper that says I have "reasonable expectation" to be coming back. Time will tell.